The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate demolition of an illegal building at the popular Sheikh Nasiru Kabara House.
The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje gave the order after an investigation revealed that no official approval was given for the structure on the land belonging to the Kano State Emirate Council.
Hon. Baffa Babba Ɗan’agundi, Managing Director, Kano Road and Traffic Agency who doubles as the chairman Committee on Removal of Illegal Structures said against earlier speculations, neither the state government nor the Emirate Council gave the permit.
“It is important for the public to know that the illegal building had led to suspicion between the state government and the Emirate which all though the other party was behind it but after a thorough investigation, it was discovered that some greedy and self-centered persons who only care about their interest were behind it,” he said.
While further investigations are ongoing, Governor Ganduje has ordered complete demolition, fencing, and installation of recreational facilities for children while the remaining space used for zikir by the Kadariyya sect will also be well fenced.
The governor has also directed a 24/7 security presence in the area to protect children in the playground, parents, and guardians against all forms of crimes.
The committee also warned that those who engage in erecting illegal structures in the state must henceforth desist from such as the government has resolved to prosecute anyone caught violating state laws regarding acquiring land and building.