Ekiti Gov’t Demolishes Structures On Road Setbacks

Ekiti Gov’t Demolishes Structures On Road Setbacks

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 13, 2021
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Kayode Fayemi, Yinka Oyebode, Ekiti
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

The Ekiti State Government has commenced the demolition and complete removal of illegal structures on road setbacks.

The exercise, which commenced from the Adunni Olayinka Building at Fajuyi junction to the State Secretariat junction, affected some building fences and metal containers used as shops amongst others.

Speaking while monitoring the exercise, the State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Chief Oladiran Adesua, described the act of flagrant erection of structures on road setbacks as an aberration and eyesore, stressing that such action hinders development.

According to him, setbacks allow for safe placement of pipelines, provide open areas for visibility and traffic safety as well as make available access to and around structures for safety and convenience purposes.

Adesua, who reiterated the commitment of the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration to establishing sustainable development, noted that the government however needs the cooperation and support of all stakeholders in the state.

He said that the persistent encroachment of road setbacks would continue to hinder development, emphasizing that the ongoing construction of the New Iyin Road cannot be successfully completed without removing illegal structures on the setback on the road.

The Commissioner called on people in the state to continue to support the efforts of the government to improve their lot adding that owners of illegal structures, particularly those on road setbacks, should remove them immediately to pave way for further development of the state.

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