Ebonyi State government has described as false alleged plan to demolish a building belonging to former Governor Martin Elechi located at the new secretariat known as Ochuo-Udo city.
Reacting to a newspaper publication (not Nigerian Pilot) on the allegation of plan to demolish the building, the state Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Housing, Chief Sunday Inyima said there was never any move by the government to demolish the building.
He said ‘stop work’ could be inscribed on any property whenever the Capital City Development Authority intend to do their job of ensuring that every building erected within that new city conforms and complies with provisions of the regulations guiding the erecting of structures within that premises.
He noted that the construction of the building was not in compliance with the laid down regulations guiding the new city.
He added that the present government was neither planning to revoke the land allocation to the former governor nor demolish his building, stressing that the allegation was the handiwork of mischief makers.
Inyima urged the builder or the engineer handling the project to comply with the regulations guiding the layout.
He disclosed that “Stop Work” was inscribed on the building for security reasons, following threats of vandalism by the youths of the area over non-payment of compensation on their land.
He said, “Governor saw it as a security threat on the former governor and deemed it very necessary to make sure that there is no security breach within that layout.
“This formed the reason why the Capital Territory Development Authority had to make that inscription.’’

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