110 Years Old Church Faces Demolition In Kaduna, Gets Seven-day Quit Notice

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The Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has raised the alarm over a purported quit notice handed to one of its churches in Zaria, Kaduna State,

The Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency allegedly served the 110-year St. George Anglican Church, Sabon Gari, Zaria, a seven-day quit notice.

The notice also claimed that compensation had been duly paid to the church.

The quit notice, which was not dated, was addressed to House No. 27, Church House, Sabon Gari Market, Zaria which is St George’s Church.

It reads, “Reference to the directive given by the Executive Governor on the issue of market development which compensation has been duly paid.

“You are hereby directed to vacate your residence within seven (7) days from now, failure to comply will leave the Agency with no option than to evict you at your own expense. (from 19h – 24 September).”

The signatory of the notice did not include his name, but it was signed by the “Zonal head” of KASUPDA on behalf of the “Zonal Manager.”

It was gathered that the Agency planned to pull down the structure to pave the way for the expansion of the Sabon Gari Market.

The State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab in a statement on Thursday in Kaduna, faulted the quit notice.

Hayab noted that the quit notice smacks of foul play as according to him, such an order wouldn’t have emanated from the Governor of the State, Nasir El-Rufai.

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