Governor Ikpeazu Begins Demolition Of Illegal Structures In AbiaFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Saturday, June 20th, 2015
By Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia – Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has revealed that his administration is now fully set to commence demolition of all illegal structures in parts of the state, starting with the commercial city of Aba.
In a statement signed and issued by his Chief Press Secretary CPS, Godwin Adindu, the governor, admonished members of the public, whose structures were illegally sited to start dismantling them with immediate effect, or have them demolished by government task force.
The statement says “The Government of Abia State is informing all property owners in the Aba metropolis and the general public that, in line with government’s commitment towards the rebuilding of the city of Aba, which necessitated the establishment of the Aba Urban Renewal Office, the agencies of government will commence a demolition exercise of all structures, property, stalls and shops which encroach into the road, seven days from this announcement.”
According to the statement, “The properties to be demolished include buildings on service lanes, illegal shops, illegal fences and such other structures that constitute a blockade to the free flow of traffic and drainage.”
“If we must have the Aba city of our dream, we must be ready to make the utmost sacrifice.
“The government, therefore, calls on all concerned to take appropriate measures before the arrival of the bulldozers.” the statement concluded.
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