By Oladipupo Mojeed
In a bid to enforce all physical and town planning laws in Edo state, the Edo state Government says it is ready to restore integrity to the state’s masterplan.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, John Mayaki, the government said no one is bigger than the law.
“There are town planning rules and laws in the state, and nobody is bigger than the law.
“So, for the development of Edo state and to upgrade the people’s standard of living, there should be full compliance from everyone to the law,” he stated.
On the issue of the building recently demolished along Mission Road, which had about 150 shops, Mayaki said the structure contravend the state government’s approval.
“Before the demolition, notices were served, which have since expired. And, as you may as well be aware, nobody is above the law, neither is anyone’s interest bigger than the public’s interest, Mayaki said.
According to the governor’s aide, no parking space was provided for owners of the would-be shops at the property, as well as there was no parking space for those who would go there to shop.
The property, he explained, was being constructed at the heart of the city and shoppers and shop owners would have had to park by the roadside, which could stifle traffic and cause congestion on the roads.