|Members of the House of Representatives at plenary.|
The House of Representatives has called for demolition of buildings and other structures under high tension power lines across Nigeria.
The call was based on a motion moved at the plenary on Wednesday by Kolawole Musibau titled ‘Need to enforce the law forbidding erection of buildings and structures under high tension electric cables’.
Moving the motion, Musibau noted the ‘indiscriminate and unlawful’ erection of buildings under high-tension electric cables all over the country as well as commercial activities taking place on the right of way of the high tension electric cables.
The lawmaker noted that there were existing laws that forbade erection of buildings under electric high tension wires which specify a 50 meters’ distance between power lines and buildings.
Consequently, the House urged the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency and other relevant agencies to ‘as a matter of urgency, demolish all buildings and structures under high-tension electric cables all over the country’.
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