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Road Setbacks: Kwara Govt Continues Removal of Illegal Structures



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The Kwara State Government has again reiterated its commitment to the reclamation of all government setbacks in line with the directives of the Federal Government to enhance the aesthetics and serenity of the State.

The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Geographic Information Service, ESV Abdulkareem Babatunde Sulyman, made the disclosure during the ongoing reclamation of government road setbacks at Zulu Gambari Road in Ilorin, the State Capital.

The Executive Chairman who spoke through the Acting Director of Physical Planning and Development Control of the Agency, TPL. Abdulhakeem Abdulsalam maintained that the ongoing reclamation exercise was done in good fate without bias or favour.

ESV Sulyman added that the exercise was even belated due to the magnanimity of the Kwara State Government, whose counterparts in other States of the federation have embarked upon a long time ago in line with the federal government directives on “safe schools initiative”.

He further stated that all government setbacks would be reclaimed for public benefit, stressing that the importance of maintaining the iconic status of Ahmadu Bello Way as the seat of power could not be over emphasised.

Road Setbacks: Kwara Govt Continues Removal of Illegal Structures

The Executive Chairman stated that all those affected negatively by the policy should bear it in good faith as it was in the best interest of all to enhance the aesthetics of the area and engender the security of lives and property in the State.

Road Setbacks: Kwara Govt Continues Removal of Illegal Structures

He, therefore, appealed to the public to desist from encroaching on government setbacks for commercial ventures, urging residents to comply with the removal notices given within the seven-day notice granted before demolition according to the extant laws, insisting that no illegal building will be spared no matter how highly placed the owners are.

In his own observation with the reclamation exercise at Ahmadu Bello Way, Mr Bayo Olusi, a shop owner, said he could not blame the government for demolishing his shop, which is a setback.

Road Setbacks: Kwara Govt Continues Removal of Illegal Structures

Areas affected were Amadu Bello Way, Tanke Junction, Zulu Gambari Road, State Library, and Mount Camel School, all in Ilorin, the State Capital.

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