Kaduna State government plans to demolish buildings it says alters the city’s master plan.
The Kaduna State Ministry of Lands, Survey and Country Planning is to demolish buildings in illegal layouts within Kaduna to check alteration of the city’s master plan.
The state Commissioner Lands, Survey and Country Planning, Aminu Sani, made this known on Friday in Kaduna.
He said that the proliferation of illegal layouts in the state capital is capable of altering the reviewed Kaduna master plan, pointing out that no individual or organisation is permitted to allocate land to any person or group, except with the approval of country planners in legalised layouts.
Besides, he said certificates of occupancy would not be issued for illegal parcels of land, adding that government has set up machinery to curb illegal sales of land and warned that defaulters would be sanctioned.
The commissioner, therefore, cautioned residents of the city to beware of fake certificates of occupancy issued by some members of the racketeering groups, adding that the ministry had received series of complaints on the issuance of fake certificates of occupancy across the 23 local government areas of the state.
The commissioner advised residents to verify all land documents from the ministry to avoid being duped by desperate members of the syndicate, warning
that “defaulters will be prosecuted’’.
He added that the ministry has taken various measures to identify and prosecute members of the syndicate, while the ministry has called for the return of all missing files and forms to ensure adequate documentation of land matters in the state.
“Henceforth, all applications for land would be processed on time, in line with the ministry’s rebranding measures to curb illegalities,” he said.
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