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Enugu gets facelift ahead World Cup

By Dennis Agbo

ABAKALIKI—THE Enugu state Government has commenced numbering of houses in different layouts of the coal city, preparatory to next month’s under-17 world cup, which the state is one of the host centres in the country.

The state government said that houses must be properly numbered so that visitors to the coal city during the under 17 world cup and centenary celebrations can find their ways with ease.

The move also is to check incidence of collapsed buildings,  ensure the aesthetic beauty of the city, structural audit of houses and pulling down of every defective building  and structures without necessary approvals from the capital city authorities.

The State’s Commissioner for Special Duties in charge of Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority,(ECTDA) Mr. John Egbo told Vanguard, yesterday, that the state government had already mass produced house number plates with specific colour codes for different layouts of the metropolis.

Egbo, said under the programme, all property owners in the state capital, who have not repainted their houses in the last two years would ensure that their houses especially the frontage are repainted, stressing that the haphazard house numbering system currently noticeable in the capital city was unacceptable to the state government.

He disclosed that the executive council has approved universal house numbering system for every building, residential and offices in the capital city, adding that each layout would have specific colours and that landlords would bear the cost of the number plates.

Egbo explained that in order to achieve uniformity and ensure that unauthorized persons do not cash in on the directive to exploit property owners, the government has opened specific account at the United Bank for Africa Plc, for direct payment by landlords.


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