Enugu State Government will demolish 59 houses in Enugu South LGA and has served a 21-day notice to their owners.
Chair of Enugu Capital Development Authority (ECDA), Mr. Joseph Onoh took to Twitter to announce it today, 15 October.
Onoh asked developers to show evidence of government approval to build and payment of prescribed fees, to escape the hammering.
“Owners of these properties should forward there (sic) approved building plan and evidence of ECTDA vetting payment fee …within 21 days…
“Failure to comply with this directive will attract demotion of the said properties…”
The buildings are at Achara Layout, Ugwuaji Road, Maryland, Uwani, Pocket Layout, Ogbudor Layout, Corridor Layout, Loma Linda, and Agbirigba.
There are also completed and uncompleted buildings at Monarch Layout and Centenary City on the list.
The Agency listed about 22 of such buildings that have been completed while majority are at various stages of completion.
ECTDA said Enugu is set to demolish the 59 houses following a previous notice that expired on 6 October.
The drive for urban renewal in Nigeria picked up tempo with the appointment of Mr. Onoh in 2019.
The Agency served a notice to intensify the demolitions of illegal and unapproved structures from January 2020.