Enugu dissolves urban renewal committee, sets up another one

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Enugu_state_mapEnugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has inaugurated a committee to drive urban renewal in the state with Chris Offor, an architect, as its chair.

The governor dissolved the Nsukka Urban Renewal Committee earlier constituted to modernise and develop Nsukka town, replacing it with the Enugu Urban Renewal Committee as part of his administration’s plan to develop cities in the state.

The information was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Gabriel Ajah.

The terms of reference of the new Committee which membership runs across the three senatorial districts of the state are to: identify factors responsible for the slow pace of development of some Urban towns in the state; develop Enugu State Urban Plan or modify the existing one if necessary; identify structures and buildings erected without Town Planning approval or that constitute nuisance which may obstruct the new Enugu State Urban Renewal.

Other terms of reference include: to identify new satellite areas that could be developed as Urban Cities as part of Enugu State Urban Renewal and to make recommendations to the State Government, actions to be taken to give Enugu State urban cities facelift.

It would be recalled that the state governor had earlier reiterated his commitment to the principles of justice, equity and fairness in the development of the state and promised to constitute a broad-based committee that would address the developmental challenges in the entire state.

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