Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Nigeria: Gov. Mutfwang Issues Executive Order For Control Of Buildings, Vehicular Traffic In Plateau

By Our Correspondent

“PURSUANT TO Section 5(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, His
Excellency, the Executive Governor of Plateau State of Nigeria makes the following Executive
Order:
WHEREAS in consideration of the indiscriminate manner in which buildings are being erected an
traffic control abysmaly degenerate within the Greater Jos Masterplan and the prevalence of
building collapse, the Government of Plateau State deems it necessary to control the manner of
construction of buildings and ensure effective traffic control in the state;
AND WHEREAS indiscriminate use and parking of vehicles within the Greater Jos Masterplan has
hampered free vehicular movement as well as posing a security threat to the citizenry, the
Government considers it necessary to sanitize the traffic sector in the State for security and ease
of transportation.
NOW THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE POWERS VESTED IN ME BY SECTION S/2) OF THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, 1999 AND MY INHERENT POWERS AS
THE GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA, I ORDER as thus:
1. the rates for Processing Fees and Building Plans Fees shall henceforth be reviewed
annually based on the zones;
2. erecting a building without first obtaining approval is hereby prohibited, and violator
shall be liable to pay 50% of the estimated value of such building:
3. owners of demolished buildings shall be made to bear the cost of such demolitions;
4. forensics shall be conducted on any building within the Greater Jos Master Plan that
collapses due to structural defect, if it is found to be due to the carelessness of the
Developer/Owner or boycott of due processes, such a site shall be taken over by the
Government;
5. owners of buildings without approvals that are condonable within the Greater Jos Maste
Plan who have not regularized same within the time given shall be liable to a fine not less
than 1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira only) for failure to obtain the approval within the
stipulated period; 1/1
6. traders doing business on sites not designated for such shall cease immediately:
anyone in default shall have their items confiscated and same donated to the
Internally Displaced Persons Camp or the Correctional Centres;
7. pasting of posters on public infrastructure is prohibited forthwith and violators shall
be liable to pay the sum of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira only):
8. indiscriminate parking of trucks, heavy-duty equipment, and other vehicles within the
metropolis is prohibited and vehicles so parked shall be impounded and the drivers of
same shall be liable to pay a fine of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira only)
as penalty;
9. trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles are hereby restricted from coming into the
Central Business Area (Jos-Bukuru Metropolis) from the hours of 6 am to 9 pm,
vehicles of defaulters shall be impounded and the drivers of same shall be liable to
pay a fine of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira only), areas referred to are
as contained in the schedule attached to this order;
10. stray animals within the metropolis are hereby prohibited and such stray animals if
found, shall be forfeited to the Government or the owners shall be liable to pay a fine
of N250,000.00 (Two Hundred and fifty Thousand Naira only).
11. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDER SHALL:
(a) in the case of the control of buildings, be the 10th day of June, 2024;
(b) in the case of vehicular traffic, be the 19th day of March, 2024;
(c) have a life span of 90 (Ninety) days from the date of its commencement in each case,
subject to renewal.

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