Kaduna: 19 regularization layouts areas to forfeit more structures to govt

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Community in the approved regularization layouts areas in Kaduna Metropolis have been advised to cooperate with the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA), for successful implementation of government policies and initiatives.

Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Abdullahi Shagali gave the advice during a stakeholders engagement programme organized by KASUPDA to enlighten the community of Unguwan Maigero phase 1, regularization area.

Hon. Shagali who was represented by the Director Urban Planning in the Ministry, Mal. Shehu Usman had his speech delivered by Assistant Director in the Ministry, TPL. Gimba Ishiaku, according to released issued to newsmen by the authority on Thursday.

The commissioner explained that such layout areas approved for the regularization required some infrastructures including roads, schools, hospitals, market, electricity and water to cater for the need of the present and future generations.

The Commissioner therefore asked the affected communities to cooperate with the state government gesture by avoiding additional structures without obtaining permission from the relevant Authorities.

The Director General of the Authority, Mal. Isma’il Umaru Dikko represented by the Director Development Permission, TPL.Bello said approval for the regularization was part of the state government commitment to addressing the challenges of encroaching government’s land.

Mal. Isma’il Dikko therefore called on the residents to always obtain permission before developing any land so as to avoid penalties and other consequences.

He pledged the commitment of KASUPDA for issuing with provisional permit to those made full payment to enable them further or commence their developments even before obtaining certificate of occupancy from KADGIS.

Head of regularization Unit of KASUPDA TPL. Nasir Bello said in view of the economic hardship in the country, KASUPDA has proposed to the government a reviewed penalty rates of N100,000 and N150,000 for residential bungalow and dupkex respectively which if approved full payment within a window period of three months will be given by KASUPDA.

He then listed a total of 19 areas approved layouts for the regularization which include : NITR(U/Rimi), NAFDAC(Narayi), Chanchangi(Sabon Tasha), Oil village( Mahuta), Danbushiya ,Sabon Gida, Gidan Daji, and Danhonu1, all in Millennium City).

Others are U/ Maigero phase1 ( kamozou), Stellon(Sabon Tasha), NITEL ( Television), Babban Saura (kamazou), Chanchangi ( kinkinau), Maigero 2 ( Kamazou), Buwaya ( Gonin Gora), Gbagyi Villa, Tsohon kamazou, kamazou and Sterlin (Mando) respectively, while waiting for more areas to be approved.

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