Kwara Govt order shops owner to leave works Ministry, Commissioner Logde way

By Ibrahim Sheriff

The Kwara state government has threatened to remove structures housing shops along the Ministry of Works and Commissioner Lodge way within one week, if same is not removed by the owner within the stipulated period, Fresh Insight has gathered.

In a letter obtained by this medium, tilted ‘NOTICE TO ROMOVE (sic) STRUCTURES’ dated 10th March, 2022 with reference number PPA/15/VOL.XV/155 and signed by Ibraheem Aremu on behalf of the General Manager, Directorate of Physical Planning and Development Control under the newly established KWAGIS, the State government stated no specific reason for ordering the removal of the structures.

The letter reads, “I am directed to this notice (sic) to issue you a one week ultimatum to remove your structure (containers and Makeshift items) along the fence of Ministry of Works and on Commissioner Lodge Way.

“Failure to comply with this directive, the Directorate of Physical Planning and Development Control will exercise its statutory duty as stated in section 3, sub section (P), (M), (O) of KW-GIS law 2020 which empowers us to remove such structures and the cost of removal will be recovered from you as a civil debt.”


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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