Delta Govt. Displaces 1,000 Residents In Demolition Operation

Delta Govt. Displaces 1,000 Residents In Demolition Operation
Delta Govt. Displaces 1,000 Residents In Demolition Operation

In Delta State, a significant demolition operation has resulted in the displacement of over 1,000 individuals. The demolition, carried out on Friday, targeted hotels, schools, and various other structures located along 74 Road and Anwai Road near the Government House in Asaba, the state’s capital. This move is part of the state government’s broader initiative to reclaim government-owned lands across Delta State.

Mr. Frank Omare, Chairman of the Delta State Taskforce on Recovery of Government Lands, led the demolition operation to reclaim government-owned lands and addressed the displacement of residents, stating:

“We are looking for the land grabbers and those community leaders who have misinformed and misled the less privileged in this state. How can you sell government land? A lot of them have run away but the government is coming after them because the suffering is too much as a result of greed of some people but we cannot fold our hands because government is government.”

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He further emphasized the government’s position on property verification and ownership:

“Dear Deltans, ask well anywhere you are whether the property is on government land. Just remove your valuables because the government will soon get there.”

Omare also clarified the stance on ownership extensions and the accountability of individuals within the government:

“A lot of them have run away but the government is coming after them because the suffering is too much as a result of the greed of some people but we cannot fold our hands because government Is government. It is not about Governor Sheriff Oborevwori or Chief Frank Omare but the defence of government policies. It is not targeted at anybody.”

Additionally, he addressed challenges within their operations, saying:

“We are still on the Asaba axis. We will go to Warri, Ughelli, Isoko, Agbor, Patani, Ibusa and other areas. We are coming to all those places because Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has directed that we recover all government lands across the state.”

The statement from Omare provides insight into the government’s rigorous approach to land reclamation and its proactive measures to prevent fraudulent land sales.

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