Jigawa State begin demolition of Redeemed buildings, others

The Jigawa State government has commenced the demolition of Churches across the State.

The Jigawa government, however, said, the affect places of worship were built illegally.

The Executive Secretary of Urban Development Board, Alhaji Garba Isa, stated this while speaking with newsmen.

The churches so far demolished includes Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, and Lord Chosen Church in Dutse.

Alhaji Garba said the churches were built without obtaining permission as required by law.

He said notices were sent to them thrice to discontinue the development of the structures.

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He said that because of the sensitivity of the matter, the board met with the leadership of CAN in Jigawa State.

He also said the emirate councils and the Ministry of Justice, among others, were informed of the action.

“We gave not less than three notices to the affected churches to stop development.

“This is because they failed to obtain a permit from the relevant agency of government,” he said.

He said that six structures had been earmarked for demolition and would be done in batches.

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According to Isa, the development control department under his agency has the mandate to pull down any illegal structure.

Isa said the demolition will stretch across the state capital and urban towns.