Niger governor inspects Minna Township for urban renewal projects
Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has restated his administration’s resolve to remodernise major towns across the state. The governor gave the assurance when he inspected some strategic locations in Minna, the state capital yesterday.
Bago, who noted that the remodernisation became necessary considering the poor environment the people are living in over the years, expressed optimism that citizens would be happy with the developmental projects, even if it will cost them their buildings, so long they will be compensated.
“We want an urban renewal in all the major cities in the state. We want to introduce bridges and underpasses, expand the roads, create new layouts and bypasses so that businesses will thrive,” Bago said.
Areas inspected include the Obasanjo complex, Mobil roundabout, Tunga roundabout, City gate roundabout, Tugan Goro, Chanchaga Bridge, Barkin Sale-Morris Bridge, Kpakungu and Old Secretariat roundabout among others.
In a related development, Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of a filling station and ordered for its demolition.
The governor gave the directive when he inspected the filling station along Ketaren Gwari, in the Minna metropolis.
He explained that the structure was illegal and its location is not safe for the people of the area.
The governor said he had asked them to stop work but they refused, hence he revoked the licence.
“We have a report of the illegal structure and I have asked the Urban Development Board to stop them from work but they continued, so we revoked the C of O from today, and we will mark it for demolition”, he asserted.
According to him, “It’s uncalled for in the midst of people, it’s hazardous to their lives and it’s not acceptable”,he said.