Barnawa Shop Owners, Traders In Last Minute Rush To Evacuate Valuables To Beat KASUPDA Demolition Deadline

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Valuables being detached from stalls at Barnawa Market by shop owners to meet KASUPDA's deadline.

By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

Two days after receiving demolition notice from the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA), traders and shop owners at the Barnawa Market, Kaduna South LGA, Kaduna metropolis are making frantic efforts to beat deadline of moving out valuables from the site.

Our correspondent at the scene of the evacuation on Sunday March 15, 2020 witnessed serious activities taking place.

A copy of the KASUPDA Order to Barnawa Market shop owners

The shop owners were seen removing the roofing materials including sheets and wood, while traders were seen moving out their wares.

This followed the KASUPDA notice dated March 13, 2020, giving them three days to obey.

“In view of  the Urban Renewal Projects by the Kaduna State Government (Upgrading of Barbara Market) you are hereby given three (3) days from the date of receipt of this notice to remove ALL your valuables and vacate the site.

“Failure to comply with the above directive will leave the Authority with no option than to demolish/remove your stalls at your expense according to Section 60 of the Kaduna State Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2018,” the KASUPDA notice, dated March 13, 2020 stated.

The notice signed by KASUPDA Director General, Ismail Dikko was addressed to shop owners at the Barnawa Market.

With the evacuation of wares and valuables, it shows that the message has reached those it is targeted at.

Traders evacuating their wares from Barnawa Market ahead of planned demolition for urban renewal.
Valuables being detached from stalls at Barnawa Market by shop owners to meet KASUPDA’s deadline.

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