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Court stops Kano govt from building shops on Kantin Kwari Market roads

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A Kano High Court presided over by Justice S.B. Namallam has stopped Kano State government from building shops on the roads of Kantin Kwari Market.

The state government had recently allocated plots for shops in the middle of Ta’ambu and Bayajidda streets of Kantin Kwari market.

The decision had generated widespread condemnation, with people raising safety concerns in case of emergencies.

A group of concerned traders, namely Shehu Bukar Makoda, Yushau Alasan, Auwalu Buhari, Kabiru Ismail, Salihu Baita and Incorporated Trustees of Kantin Kwari Small and Medium Scale Traders Association, Kano, therefore dragged RAZ Construction and Technical LTD; Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority, KNUPDA and; Kano State Bureau for Land Management to court to stop the development.

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Upon listening to the counsel to the applicants, Abba Hikima, and perusing the processes, the court granted the application to stop the development on the roads.

“An Interim Order of Injunction is hereby granted restraining the 1st respondent by itself or agents, servants, assignees or privies howsoever described from further blocking, erecting, or continuing to erect temporary or permanent structures on any part of Ta’ambu and Bayajidda streets of Kantin Kwari market, Kano pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“An order is hereby further made restraining the Respondents jointly and severally or any person whomsoever from doing or allowing to be done anything that will obstruct or tamper with the Applicants rights of easement into or out of their landed properties in Ta’ambu and Bayajidda streets of Kantin Kwari market, Kano state pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

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“All parties to remain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice that is fixed for hearing to the 19/08/2021,” the order said.

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