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No regrets over demolition of Breeze 99.9 FM, insists Al-Makura

By Abel Abogonye, Lafia   |   17 June 2017   |   4:17 am

Nassarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura


Nassarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has restated that his administration does not regret the recent demolition of Breeze 99.9 FM station in Lafia, the state capital.

Al-Makura made the declaration yesterday at Government House during the flag off of distribution of relief materials to displaced communities in the state, insisting that government would not pay any compensation, but would insist that the management pay a fine for illegally operating a radio station in unauthorised resident.

“I do not regret the demolition of Breeze FM station. More business outfits will still go down like Breeze FM.“Whatever anybody from any quarter is saying on the demolition, it is because they are ignorant of why we did what we did.

“I caution NBC (Nigeria Broadcasting Commission) to be wary of issuing certificate of approval to just anybody anyhow,” Al-Makura cautioned.He said the state government has completed its physical planning arrangement, where urban areas have been carefully planned and integrated into the state’s master plan and warned owners of houses built wrongly of an impending demolition exercise within a week.

“The state government has already directed Development Control and the Ministry of Land to identify all homes, offices and buildings that do not conform or abide by regulations and give them statutory notices,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the governor, while distributing over N300, 000 worth of relief materials to the displaced communities, mainly in the southern senatorial zone, said the crises that led to the displacement of over 30 communities in the state was inherited from the past administration.

He called on the people to leave the past behind them and live together, and the benefiting communities to use the materials judiciously to better their lives.The items dolled out includes 30,000 bags of cement, 5,000 bundles of roofing sheet, 6,000 bags of rice, 3,000 cantons of Maggie, among others.  




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