Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been commended for his desire and commitment to renew and upgrade the landscape of urban centers in the state by constructing a fly over bridge, roads and a grade interchange in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Speaking at a one day Review of Planning Regulations and Developers Guide at the Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority Headquarters in Yola, the General Manager, Town Planner Alice Ambrose Gombe said that the aim of the meeting was to chart a new course in practicing sustainable city management through effective and efficient planning and development control of activities that will ensure orderly development and improve aesthetic values.
She said that in an effort to compliment the Fintiri’s led administration achieve its mandate of urban renewal, the commission deemed it fit to review the Planning Regulations and Developers Guide.
She said that the planning regulation when put in place will assist field officers and other professional bodies in the built environment to guide and maintain development control activities
TPL Alice revealed that the meeting will provide Town planners, Engineers, Surveyors and other Professional bodies them with a platform to make genuiune efforts in the idea of moving forward the frontier knowledge in relation to physical planning.
“I would like us to know that the Adamawa State Urban and Regional Planning Law (ADS Law No.3 of 2010) section 92, make provision for by-laws by the Authority which Planning Regulations is one, so as to compliment the law. The Authority at this time, desire to make significant difference in attaining its mandate and objectives” she mentioned.
In his remarks, the Director Planning Research Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority, Town Planner Hussaini Ali, who spoke on the procedures to follow while buying a land to development sage said that citizens cut corners and as such ends having issues in the end.
He advised that citizens should always go to the Director Planning Research Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority or Ministry of Land and Survey for them to be put through on the procedures to follow.
Furthermore, Zonal Coordinator, Yola Zonal Office, Town Planner Samuel John said that the commission decided to review the development control regulation of Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority so as to enable them perform their function effectively and efficiently
He said that it is in line with the Governor Fintiri’s 11 points agenda, to see that the goals of the current administration of physical infrastructural development is achieved.
The zonal coordinator blamed residents who construct houses or commercial centres on waterways as the main cause of floods, he then urged citizens to always follow due protocols by coming to the office for development permit before embarking on any developmental project.