B0GIS Destroys Cabin Shops and Shanties Along Kano Road
By Sadiq Abubakar
Borno Geographic Information Service – BOGIS – has on destroyed cabin shops, shanties and other illegal structures erected along Maiduguri-Kano road. The issue of rising security concerns and flagrant abuse of building regulations is cited as the major reasons.
The Executive Secretary of BOGIS, Engr. Adam B. Bababe, stated on Wednesday that”As part of the 10-Pact Transformation Agenda of the current administration of His Excellency the Executive Governor, Prof. Engr. Babagana Umara Zulum in ensuring cleaner Borno and restoration of the Maiduguri Masterplan, the BOGIS, Urban Planning & Development Board and other relevant agencies held several meetings on the need to enforce these regulations”.
According to him Government is concerned about the plight of people considered as urban poor traders but unfortunately most of the targeted structures are illegal and have failed to the stipulated setbacks, pay nothing to the coffers of government and serve as location for nefarious activities by unscrupulous elements of the society. “This leaves government without option than to enforce the law”, he said.
He urged the General public to be law abiding and comply with the rule of law for the betterment of the society and State at large.