Delta State Taskforce Demolishes Illegal Structures on University Land

Adewole Kehinde
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The Delta State Taskforce on Recovery of Government Lands began the demolition of illegal structures built on lands belonging to Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba, on Monday.

The demolition followed the expiration of a notice issued to illegal property owners to vacate the land. Led by its Chairman, Chief Frank Omare, the task force demolished properties around the Musa Camp area.

Chief Omare stated during the demolition exercise that the task force was mandated by the State Government to recover all government lands illegally occupied by individuals or corporate bodies across the state.

He explained, “Clearly where we are now is the university land and it is meant for the Faculty of Agriculture of the Dennis Osadebay University. More than 1000 persons have encroached on the land and built illegal structures amidst all manner of illegal approvals.

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“We gave them notice to vacate the land five months ago. We were patient enough to go round informing them so that tomorrow they will not say they were not given enough notice.

“So whatever you are seeing here is a determination of the government of Delta State to bring about the rule of law and to respect the laws of the land because we cannot allow land grabbers to begin to sell all kinds of lands.

“This is just a starting point because ‘the falling away of the yellow leaves is a warning to the green ones’. At Federal College of Education Technical Asaba, those who have built there illegally, we are coming for them.

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“At opposite Ughelli Township Stadium we are also coming for them, Warri, Sapele, Agbor, and Patani are also involved so if you know you have built on government land please begin to pack out.”

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