UCCDA Issues 7-Day Ultimatum to Unauthorized Structure Owners


The Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA) has given one-week ultimatum to owners of illegal structures within the Uyo metropolis to remove such structures or risk demolition.

The date given is from 23rd – 29th of April.

Chairman of the UCCDA, Prince Enobong Uwah, handed down the warning during the inspection of illegal structures within the metropolis, adding that it was necessary to caution defaulters in the habit of erecting illegal structures and thus, defacing the aesthetics of Uyo metropolis.

Uwah who was accompanied by the Secretary and Head of Administration, Mr. Edwin James; Head of Town Planning, TPL (Mrs.) Cornelia Imo Udo; and others while inspecting the Goodluck Jonathan Boulevard and the Victor Attah International Airport Road, frowned at the indiscriminate citing of illegal developments including shanties on Government right of way, stressing that such structures distort the Master Plan of Uyo Capital City.

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He also reiterated the government’s resolve to stop at nothing in ensuring that Uyo metropolis is sanitized of undocumented structures and advised developers to always obtain building approvals from the UCCDA before erecting any structure within the Capital City.

The UCCDA Boss maintained that physical planning and development control including approvals to erect masts are the sole function of the Authority, adding that it will take steps to demolish duly marked illegal developments within the Capital City at the expiration of the seven days’ notice beginning from 23rd to 29th April, 2019.

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