The Kwara State House of Assembly has called on the state’s housing corporation and Town Planning and Development Authority tostop allocating land and approving building plans on waterways in order to forestall unnecessary loss of lives and valuable properties.
It also directed that the house of Alhaji Kamaru and other buildings on water channels at the Irewolede Housing Estate in Ilorin beremoved immediately to ensure free flow of storm water.
The Deputy Speaker, Mr. Mathew Okedare, who presided over the sitting, said the directive became necessary so as to prevent flood related disasters in the state.
The House also directed that the land sold by the housing corporation, which stand on waterways, should be revoked and the refunds made to the buyers.
It urged the state government to reprimand the leadership ofthe housing corporation to check indiscriminateconstruction on waterways in the estate.
The lawmakers also directed the state housing corporation to as amatter of urgency upgrade the Isale Ajanaku road and open the Igbaja road inthe estate with a befitting drainage system as captured in the 2016budget.