The government of Kano destroys unlawful buildings in markets, mosques, and other places.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf, the governor of Kano State, has ordered the removal of all illegally built structures from the state’s schools, mosques, playgrounds, cemeteries, markets, and hospitals.

According to Yusuf, it was done to guarantee adherence to stringent urban planning, aesthetics, and public safety.

The Governor wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday that “reclaiming all encroached land on the identified public places that were used to erect illegal structures by private individuals or groups had begun with the demolition of the illegal structure at the Race Course playground.”

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He called on the residents of Kano to exercise patience as his administration is committed to ensuring a prosperous Kano.

“In the early hours of Saturday, we witnessed the implementation of the first step in our pursuit to restore sanity to the Kano State Urban Development Masterplan.

“With the demolition of the illegal structure at the Race Course playground, we have set in motion to reclaim all encroached land on the identified public places that were used to erect illegal structures by private individuals or groups.

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“I have also directed the demolition of all the illegally erected structures in schools, mosques, play-grounds, graveyards, markets and hospitals to ensure strict adherence to the urban planning, beautification and safety of people.

“We call on the residents of Kano to exercise patience as our administration is committed to ensuring a prosperous Kano,” he tweeted.

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