Posted by News Express | 17 May 2021 | 290 times
Enugu State Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) has issued a 30-days ultimatum to all street hawkers and owners of properties erected along waterways.
The Executive Chairman of ECTA, Joseph Onah gave the one-month ultimatum in a statement issued on Sunday and made available to journalists in the state.
Onah who reiterated the determination of the agency to restore sanity in the State capital also issue the same 30 days ultimatum to street traders and owners of the nightclub.
The statement reads ”notice is hereby given to all building owners whose structures were built on waterways. They should liaise with the state ministry of works, or the state ministry of environment to find alternatives to salvage their properties.
“All submissions should be made to the ministry of Environment and Ministry of works within 30 days of this announcement. Any property owner who fails to abide by this announcement will have his property demolished.
“Therefore, to avoid public outcry, owners of the affected properties are requested to comply with this candid directive within 30 days of this notice.”
“Street hawkers and traders as well as all Night clubs constituting nuisances in the city should vacate within 30 days. Failure to adhere to this 30 days notice will result in immediate and permanent shut down of these premises,” he warned.
He disclosed that ECTA authority shall henceforth commence weekly raids of defaulters with heavy penalties.
“It should be noted that no individual or group is above the law and this agency will enforce every single power within the ambit of the law to suppress any resistance to violators of law,” he said
Onah said the the warning became imperative owing to incidents of flooding occasioned by the rainy season and compounded by the blocked drainages in Enugu metropolis noting that “buildings are collapsing rampantly due to the blocked waterways.” (Daily Independent)
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