The Enugu Capital Territory Growth Authority (ECTDA) has ordered all bystanders, hawkers, freeway merchants and petroleum tankers at Eke Obinagu, alongside Enugu-Abakaliki-Cameroon freeway to vacate all sides of the Trans-African freeway inside 14 days or face its wrath of demolition and prosecution.
The Eke-Obinagu highway market has within the current time caused perennial visitors congestion, made worse with the menace of petroleum tankers and which in a number of instances resulted to highway crashes, together with the current dying of the Ebonyi state commissioner for Infrastructure, Engr. Fidelis Nweze.
Chairman of ECTDA, Denge Josef Onoh mentioned that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, after a lot effort at controlling visitors on the Eke-Obinagu/ NNPC axis ordered the ECTDA to make sure that the market merchants relocate to their designated and developed market adjoining to the NNPC depot which he mentioned they left unoccupied however got here out to the highway.
He lamented that Governor Ugwuanyi as a sitting governor had on events personally come down and decongested visitors on the menaced Eke-Obinagu/NNPC junction which he mentioned was embarrassing, but the unlawful highway occupiers didn’t reciprocate his concern within the space.
Onoh additional disclosed that his company has made preparations for relocation of all NNPC depot tankers and auto mechanics who’ve occupied the 2 sides of the Trans-African freeway in order to ease visitors and save lives on the congested space.
Onoh said that in keeping with the company’s improvement management mandate, he, in firm of the standard ruler, the Surveyor Common of the state, Home of Meeting member Hon Hillary Ugwu; Everlasting Secretary within the ministry of Transport, Ogbonna Idike and Governor Ugwuanyi’s aides visited Eke-Obinagu, Emene and Abakpa crowded areas the place they resented to the impunity violations of metropolis improvement management within the guise of buying and selling alongside main streets within the areas.
He prolonged his eviction discover to the remnant merchants on the former Oye-Emene market and each avenue dealer alongside Amuri highway, Taxaco and liberty bus stops and all different hawkers alongside Nike highway in Abakpa space of the metropolis.
“Within the occasions of those subsequently, the Enugu Capital Territory Growth Authority hereby offers all unlawful markets and shanties which have dominated the Eke-Obinagu/NNPC approach 14 days from now to relocate as demolition of the 216 unlawful buildings, makeshift markets and shanties which have defaced that complete surroundings and have elevated theft, drug abuse, making it tough for folks with real enterprise to maneuver freely. After 14 days, the ECTDA will begin instant and complete demolition of that complete space,” Onoh mentioned.
He said that any type of disobedience or resistance will likely be met with superior power and urged the unlawful occupiers of the affected locations to adjust to the directive.
“Anyone that fails to conform does that at his personal danger as it’s even said in Romans 13, verse 2 and in verse 59 of Surah An-Nisa within the Quran. They’re to maneuver to an already present Eke-Obinagu market near them that has been left fallow for years. They refused to go there as a result of they need to commerce on the highway and on public drainages bringing about flooding within the space.
“The identical goes to all of the unlawful shanties and buildings alongside the Rehab highway on the former Oye-Emene which can all be demolished. I kindly urge these affected by these actions to quietly and respectively transfer or they are going to be moved by power,” Onoh notified.
On the nuisance at Abakpa, the ECTDA boss mentioned that additional demolition will have an effect on all buildings constructed alongside transmission strains; unlawful markets and motor parks constructed within the space which have turned Abakpa from a nicely deliberate metropolis right into a slum. We’ll begin from NOWAS junction into Abakpa.
“Any bus working in unlawful packs will likely be impounded, chopped, recycled and bought as scrap metallic. All these notices are inside 14 days as a result of the previous administrations since 1999 had given them notices. We may also proceed enforcement within the numerous layouts that collectively type the Enugu metropolis grasp plan.
“I guarantee the great folks of Enugu state that Enugu Capital Territory Growth Authority won’t fail to convey sanity and be sure that Enugu maintains its glory and serenity. To all defaulters I guarantee them that demolition continues till sanity is restored and I owe nobody apology,” Onoh mentioned.
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