Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, yesterday said he would on Wednesday begin the demolition of illegal structures on public institutions and unauthorised places in the state.
Governor El-Rufai had on assumption of office on May 29, directed a stop on work on illegal structures on lands belonging to public institutions in Kaduna.
At the 2nd town hall meeting in Zaria yesterday, Governor El-Rufai announced that from Wednesday, any illegal building erected in carved out areas would be demolished.
According to him, such illegal structures on lands belonging to public institution would be demolished.
He said: “We have visited Alhudahuda School and some places in Zaria where such illegal buildings are erected on public lands. Those people who built there knew that it was wrong to do that because I cannot imagine how somebody will build a house close to students’ hostels.
“No matter who owns such houses, if by Wednesday they fail to vacate the land, I will demolish them. I don’t care about such person’s position in the society because the land belongs to our public schools.
“Our forefathers built such schools so that our great-grand children would benefit from them. They have benefited from these institutions but the same people have acquired the land illegally to deny these students conducive atmosphere of learning. We will not allow such a thing to happen.
“All illegal buildings standing on such places will be brought down,” El-Rufai reiterated.
El-Rufai particularly came to national limelight when as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, he embarked on massive destruction of buildings, which he declared as illegal structures.

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