This Is a Must Read For Those Living and owners of Structures Under High Tension Cables
Lagos State government has issued a seven- day ultimatum to owners of structures under high tension cables across the state to remove them, saying it has zero tolerance for all structures and properties built under high tension cables.
The state’s commissioner of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola, a town planner, said the practice of building under high tension is frustrating state government’s efforts of maintaining sustainable, organised, liveable and friendly environment.
Anifowoshe said, “Buildings on the Right of Way (ROW) of High Tension Electricity Cables are dangerous, illegal and a source of serious concern to the state government.”
He added that building or conducting business under High Tension Power Lines constitute a danger that could have fatal consequences.
According to him, the State’s Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law 2010, not only prohibits building under the centre-line of over-head electricity wires, it also in very clear terms specified the distance to be observed between a property and a public utility such as the PHCN high tension cables.
“The state government, through its relevant ministries and agencies will henceforth, enforce applicable laws strictly by removing all development and activities encroaching on the Right of Way of utilities and services.
“The required setback for buildings from the centre-line of over-head wires and horizontal distance between such buildings of not less than six meters.