Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has taken decisive action by revoking the certificate of occupancy of a fuel station and ordering its demolition in Minna, the state’s capital city.
The governor declared the structure illegal during an inspection of the filling station situated along Ketaren Gwari in the Minna metropolis. He expressed concerns over its hazardous location, posing a potential risk to the local community.
He emphasized that he had previously instructed the owners to halt construction.
Governor Bago stated, “We received a report about this unauthorized structure, and I directed the Urban Development Board to stop the work. However, they continued despite the instructions.
Therefore, we have decided to revoke the certificate of occupancy effective immediately and will proceed with marking it for demolition.”
He reiterated, “The presence of such a facility amidst residential areas is unwarranted and poses a hazard to the people’s lives. This is entirely unacceptable.”