Flood: Benue to demolish 800 homes

No fewer than 800 homes constructed on waterways have been earmarked for demolition in Benue State.

This is to avert flooding because the wet season units in.

The General Manager of the State Urban Development Board, Mede Ternongo, disclosed this to journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, on Thursday.

The board, on Wednesday, began demolition of over 40 unlawful constructions defacing main roads and streets inside Makurdi, the state capital.

He mentioned the train was a part of the state authorities’s dedication to revitalise the state capital, including that the board was given the mandate to carry the town again to what it needs to be.

He said that within the first part of the train, they’ve been in a position to take away over 40 shanties developed round city and open roads that had been blocked by builders.

Ternongo mentioned that the train would proceed in locations the place builders are blocking entry roads and would cowl all the Makurdi metropolis.

He mentioned, “We intend to open the roads, and main entry routes within the metropolis. We simply began with the Southbank space of Makurdi, and really quickly, we’ll transfer to the North Bank space of Makurdi.

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“If you go to the North Bank space across the Catholic church, you will note containers mendacity on the fence, and it has diminished the roadside and defaced the setting.

“Enough notice was served on the affected people because we don’t want to remove or demolish any property without giving notification.”

He added that the governor has supplied the mandatory logistics to have the ability to perform the train.

“The governor has promised to provide us bulldozers, payloaders and operational autos to ease our jobs.

“I’ve mentioned with the governor the necessity to construct a GSM village for the cell phone sellers and I consider that after this train, I’ll return to the governor and see how we will begin the constructing of the village. We have recognized the spot, and I’ve informed him, and he accepted.

“We have about 800 houses built on waterways that have been earmarked for demolition,” he mentioned.

He suggested builders to all the time search approval from the board earlier than constructing.



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