Gov Dickson Commissions Dev. Control Equipment, Warns Property Developers To Conform With New Regulations Or Have Their Buildings Demolished

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Governor Seriake Dickson has given the Capital city Development

Authority (CCDA) the mandate to employ fifty persons in the

Development Control Department of the Authority.
The Governor gave the mandate during the commissioning of the

Authority's Development Control Equipment at the premises of the CCDA

along Sani Abacha Expressway, Yenagoa.
According to Governor Dickson, the purpose of the equipment is to make

Yenagoa a decent, modern and well planned capital city, stressing

that, Government was determined to change the face of Yenagoa from a

slum to a befitting city.
“And, that is why you can see all the developments going on; road and

bridge construction and other infrastructure”.
All these will come to naught if the residents of Yenagoa do not

understand our vision and where we are taking our state to” the

Governor explained.
He reminded the Capital City Development Authority of their

responsibility to ensure that building permits are issued to persons

who comply with the law and those who refuse to comply are also

punished as stipulated by the law.
Hon. Dickson equally mandated the CCDA to ensure that structures that

do not conform to the regulations of the Yenagoa master plan are

The Executive Secretary of CCDA, Chief Iboro Ige Idaba and his team

were directed to formally invite developers to submit their building

plans within a stipulated time frame in line with the new mandate.

The Governor who was issued 3 application forms for his building plan,

called on all Bayelsans and residents of Yenagoa, who have property to

visit CCDA to regularise their building plans.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for the Capital City Development

Authority, Mr. Zuwa Konuga, disclosed that the equipment was provided

to enable the Authority to perform its duty maximally.

Governor Dickson also undertook an inspection tour of the sand filling

of the Ox-bow lake area, construction of infrastructure as well as the

new pavilion project.
Daniel Iworiso-Markso