By Ifeoma Aka
Enugu – Enugu State Government says it has embarked on the removal of illegal structures used by traders as shops in major areas of Enugu, the state capital.
The Commissioner for Capital Territory Development Authority, Mr Nnanyereugo Aruh, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday.
He said that the removal became necessary because the illegal structures were defacing the aesthetic beauty of Enugu city.
The commissioner said that he had mobilised his men to remove all the containers used for businesses in major streets in the area.
Aruh, who said that the state government frown at the continuous erection of the containers, directed the owners of such containers to keep them in Awkunanaws, Ngwo, Ugbo-Odogwu and other places at the outskirts of the state capital.
He advised owners to move their containers to major markets in Enugu, adding that there was enough space in all the markets in the area.
Aruh further urged owners of the containers to keep them at Ogbete Main Market, the Central Area, and Kenyatta Market in the south end of Uwani Enugu and Afor Market in Awkunanaw, all in the state capital.
“Enugu markets have enough stalls and plenty stores that one does not need to establish containers across our neighbourhood.
”We frown at them, we will continue to remove them until the owners realise the implication of what they are doing.” (NAN)