The tenants said it was done without prior warning, while the government claimed their landlord was warned about the illegal structures, and it was a story that trended throughout the week.
Today, Abuja baker Chloe’s Cupcake Heaven is complaining of a similar act about to take place tomorrow.
Here’s what she posted this evening –
So in the wake of the demolition of @nulijuice and other small business trying to make a difference in our economy, we got this marked on our wall today with a lot of officials and soldiers in tow. This marking says 24 hours notice. 24 hours notice?????
We’ve been in this building doing business for 5 years and you give us 24 hours notice at almost the close of business for demolition. I don’t get it Nigeria! how much more are entrepreneurs supposed to take in this country?
Our country is in a recession and this is what the Govt deems necessary at this point in time. A lot of other buildings were marked but how do you mark a building at the close of business for demolition the next day and don’t even give the affected parties a listening ear???
What is the justification for this sort of animalistic behaviour in this country? #smallbusinessesmatter
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