• Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Oyo orders removal of shanties, evacuation of building materials on roadside

Oyo orders removal of shanties, evacuation of building materials on roadside

The Oyo State Government has raised an eyebrow over the persistent construction of illegal shops and shanties in unauthorized places, ordering the removal of such shanties forthwith.

Abdulmojeed Mogbonjubola, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resource, condemned the act during an official monitoring of Lagelu and Egbeda Local Government Council Areas.

He frowned at the rate at which illegal structures sprang up in unauthorized places and he consequently directed staff of the Ministry to immediately issue evacuation notices to erring owners along Carlton Gate Estate, Chief Kolapo Isola Estate through Akobo Ojurin, Iyana Church, in Ibadan.

The directive was immediately carried out as Quit notices had been handed over to the illegal shops and shanties owners in the Area.

In another dimension, building contractors in the Pacesetter State have been told, to henceforth, desist from depositing their construction tools and materials on major roads in the metropolis.

Mogbonjubola, during the official monitoring, around Idi-Arere in Ibadan metropolis, discovered the persistent trend, where traffic on major roads were being distorted as a result of construction materials and equipment, deposited and covering roads.

He condemned the acts and expressed Oyo State Government’s disposition against the ugly trend.

“Government is spending huge amounts of money constructing roads and drainages, we would not fold our arms, watching the notable legacies in our environment to be eroded by nonchalant attitudes of individuals or groups, in the name of whatever construction”, he said.

He reiterated that State Government would henceforth sanction culprits, placing construction equipment on metropolitan roads.

Mogbonjubola however called on building contractors, especially, in the habits of depositing sand, granite, pollutants, equipment and other materials on roads, car wash owners and others to abide by the Ministry regulations, regarding pollution, or face the wrath of law.