The Abia State Government has directed all property owners and developers in urban areas of the State especially in Umuahia, Aba, Ohafia, Abiriba to immediately visit the Purpose Clause Verification/Authentication Office of the Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Renewal at New Secretariat, Umuahia, to verify and authenticate the titled purpose clause of their properties.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Charles Ajunwa said affected in the exercise are residential, commercial, industrial, public and other buildings.
According to the release, owners of such properties are requested to show evidence of approved developments (where applicable) within 30 days from the announcement, warning that failure to comply with the directive within the stipulated period will lead to the revocation of such titles.
He said that such properties include Hotels, Filling Stations, Corporate Buildings, Private Educational Institutions, Banks, Warehouses, Churches, Mosques, etc.
The statement adds that the Government has provided three major markets that are of international standard – the Ubani Ibeku Modern Market, the Allied and Artisan Market at Ohiya and the Industrial Market at Azueke where traders can conveniently do their business, and directs all traders to relocate to any of the markets in their own interest.
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY