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Traders raise alarm over Oyo govts refusal to grant renovation permits




Some merchants at Dugbe market in Ibadan, Oyo State have raised an alarm over the refusal of the state authorities to grant them approval to rebuild their burnt outlets.


DAILY POST remembers that some outlets on the Dugbe market have been burnt throughout a fireplace incident that occurred final yr.

Our correspondent learnt that a few of the house owners of the burnt properties made efforts to rebuild their outlets, however approvals weren’t granted by the state authorities.

The merchants have, nevertheless, appealed to the State Governor, Seyi Makinde to grant them approval to rebuild the burnt properties.

A few of the merchants amongst whom are Mr. Dapo Davies and different merchants available in the market appealed to Makinde to intervene in granting them renovation approval.

The merchants in a letter signed by their counsel, S.O. Sanni and addressed to Makinde, defined that regardless of all needed paperwork requested by related businesses for a renovation allow being submitted, approval is but to be granted one yr after the fireplace.

The affected merchants within the letter made obtainable to DAILY POST on Tuesday burdened that data obtainable to them is that Governor Makinde was misinformed that there are pending court docket circumstances, which is farther from the reality, urging Governor Makinde to ask for the court docket injunction that warrants related businesses to disclaim them the renovation approval.

They appealed to Governor Makinde to prevail on related businesses of the federal government to approve the renovation allow to permit them perform the mandatory renovation of their outlets and save the constructing from whole collapse.

“Your Excellency took day trip of your ever busy schedule to go to the premises and lamented the extent of harm finished to the constructing which is situated on the Central Enterprise District of Ibadan.

“Our shopper was directed to provide a renovation allow for approval by the related authorities businesses which was promptly finished and submitted to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey and the City Planning Division, a constructing plan which is generally pointless.

“Submission of the constructing plan was based mostly on the recommendation of the City Planning Division which is unusual to all recognized City Planning Legal guidelines the place a constructing is gutted by fireplace.

“We, nevertheless, remorse to notice Your Excellency that the federal government division chargeable for approval of constructing plans has refused to approve the renovation allow for nearly one yr after the fireplace incident.”

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