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Unclaimed building plans to be destroyed after one month – UCCDA

UCCDA Chairman reads riot act says unclaimed plans to be destroyed after one month

… Parleys Town planners

The Uyo Capital City Development Authority says it is giving owners of unclaimed and abandoned building plans one month to approach the agency to sought out the stalling issues otherwise such plans will be discarded.

The Chairman of the Uyo Capital City Development Authority, Prince Enobong Uwah, stated this in Uyo while interacting with members of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigerian Institution of surveyors.

The Chairman who played host to members of the Nigerian Institute of Town planners also discussed areas of strengthening collaborations between the UCCDA and the Institute.

While with members of the State chapter of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Prince Enobong Uwah lauded the Institution for supporting the Uyo Capital City Development Authority’s development control mandate.

He encouraged owners of survey firms to periodically monitor the activities of their staff to ensure that they do not cut corners for pecuniary benefits while urging them to verify government lands from the UCCDA and refuse to survey such for clients.

Prince Uwah also advised the Institution to publish a list of licensed Surveyors in the State to aid the UCCDA as well as members of the public to easily detect plans signed by quacks or non existent surveyors.

Earlier, the State Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Mr. Clement Akpan commended Prince Uwah for his commitment to reforming the Uyo Capital City Development Authority for efficiency.

He advocated the need for the UCCDA to enlighten communities on the consequences of allowing developers to violate laws on fencing and building lines, the need for a State Geo-information Bank as well as the Uyo and State thematic map while promising to strengthen the Institution’s disciplinary mechanism to deal with practitioners who compromise standards and check the incursion of quacks.

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In a related development, while interacting with members of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Prince Uwah announced that a Committee to review the current Uyo master plan will be constituted next week.

He encouraged the Institute to periodically oriented its members who refuse to abide by the ethics of the profession.

The Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, TPL Morufu Sanni, lauded the Uyo Capital City Development Authority for encouraging professionalism by ensuring that site plan analysis report, environmental impact assessment, building plans, structural and mechanical drawings are prepared and endorsed by designated professionals.

He appealed to the Uyo Capital City Development Authority to support the domestication of the Urban and Regional Planning law to give the development control department the statutory powers to carry out its functions and to reopen the master plan roads and development of layout schemes on government acquired areas to forestall encroachment.

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