He hinted however, that the deputy governor erected the building without first obtaining an approval.
“The Bauchi State Urban Development Board, in the exercise of its statutory duties, advised the deputy governor to suspend further work on the structure illegally erected without approval.
“The action of the deputy governor contravened the Bauchi State Edit No. 2 of 1990 and the Nigerian Urban and Regional Planning Law, Decree 88 of 1992,’’ the commissioner said.
Badara said the suspension order was in accordance with Section 54 of the decree, adding that “as a responsible administration that believes in the rule of law, it is expected to apply rules without regards to the status of who is involved’’.
The commissioner advised the deputy governor to obey the suspension order rather than politicising the issue. (NAN)