By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA. Warri
The Delta State Taskforce on Environment has commenced the demolition of illegal structures withing Warri, Uvwie and it environ.The taskforce team bugging the demolition In Warri South Local Government Area Of Delta State.
The demolition was carried out on Monday March 1, 2021 after the expiration of one year quit notice served to the traders by the state taskforce.
Some shanties and make shift shops under high tension at NPA in Warri, was demolished for been in build under high tension and lake of beautification .
Speaking during the exercise, the state taskforce chairman, Hon. Sylvester Oromoni said that. “all illegal structures and shanties encroachment on the streets are the major target to be demolished, noting that the demolition operation was prompted after the expiration of the ‘Removal Order’ the state government served.
“We served them abatement notice since 2020 to vacate their shops under high tension, on top public drainage, pedestrians walkways, and we give them the grace of another two months to remove the structures which expires ending of February, 2021. That is a enough time for residents to do the needful but they refuse. Today, we have started the operation, no going back. This exercise will go round Warri, Effurun, Udu, Ughelli, Sapele, Agbor, Asaba and other major cities across the state.”
Oromoni implored Deltans to always seek approval of relevant agencies before erecting their buildings.
“All illegal structures and buildings constructed by persons under high tension without valid approval from the government across the state would be removed
Oromoni also said that, “miscreants, illegal mechanics, food vendors and owners of illegal shanties across the state should vacate now or face demolition.
“The state taskforce will no longer tolerate incessant defacing the aesthetics beauty of our streets .
“A situation where illegal structures are built attached to electric polls stands a big risk of attracting electric shock, stressing that Gov. Okowa led government would no longer tolerate that in the state, he concluded.”
The Chairman was accompanied in the operation by the state Coordinator, Comrade Kingsley lweka, Mrs. Obire Rachael, Principal Environmental Health Superintendent, Mr. Destiny Onojaine (Supervisor), Mrs. Philomena Odjegbu, Mr. Michael Oyimor, Hon. Frank Alale among others.