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Monday, 17 August 2015
Market unions and Transport workers back Kaduna govt’s move to demolish houses.
Members of various unions in Kaduna State on Monday carried out a peaceful rally around major roads to show support for the current demolition exercise embarked upon by the state Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The groups, including the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, Kaduna State Market Association, New Panteka Old Students Association for Skill Acquisition, GSM Hand set Sellers, carried placards with inscriptions – “We Support Your Mission, El-Rufai,” during the rally, caused traffic gridlock along Sokoto Road to the Round About in front of Government House where the rally terminated.
Mr. El-Rufai, while addressing the crowd at the main entrance of Government House, shortly after attending a maiden Executive Council Meeting, said his government will continue to resist any attempt by land grabbers to take over schools and hospital lands in the state.
He said, those with genuine papers, who obtained valid building permits, will be adequately compensated.
“But those who build illegally, their buildings will be demolished without compensation; and those with buildings near classrooms, we will take the pains to compensate them and demolish the structures.”He said..