Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), has urged Imo State Government to adopt the Urban, Regional Planning Law (Decree No. 88 of 1992), in execution of the planning of the towns, region and communities in the state.
They are also seeking the protection of lands in various 637 communities in the 27 Local Councils of the of state.
At the Golden Jubilee celebration of the existence of the institute held at the Global City Hotels, Owerri, at the weekend, the State Chairman of the institute, Paulinus U. Onyenawuli, accompanied by his Secretary, Dr. Granvilla Osuji, among others, regretted that the state government was not observing the laws.
The Chief Judge of Imo State, Paschal Nnadi, who was accompanied by a high court judge, Ken Orjiako, Onyenawuli decried non adherence to the laid down legal procedure, advocating that those who own lands in the various communities should also be allowed to hold firm of their lands with all the legal instruments.