Over 700 illegal houses at Government Residential Areas (GRAs) and other places designated for government only will soon be demolished, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has said.
The governor told newsmen in Lafia at the weekend, after receiving a report on the state of GRAs and other government plots in the state, that there will be no sacred cows in the exercise.
Al-Makura, had in February, set up a fact finding committee headed by Yusuf Musa, to investigate the level of distortion of government reserve areas in the urban centres of Lafia, Keffi, Akwanga, Nasarawa, and Uke. According to the report, 130 houses will be demolished in Nasarawa, 211 in Keffi, 319 in Akwanga, 177 in Lafia and 15 in Uke, in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
The report further reveals that the premier Government College, Keffi, and Government Secondary School, Uke, have lost vast portions of their lands to encroachers.
“Government will not sit and fold its hands and watch people use government property for their selfish ends. Anybody found guilty of trespassing into government property will be handed over to the relevant authorities for necessary action.