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Villagers chase away Tele Ikuru's men

Posted by The Port Harcourt Telegraph on 2005/02/04 | Views: 2529 |

Villagers chase away Tele Ikuru's men


The ongoing efforts by the Rivers State government to ensure that the state is restored to its former status ran into a brick wall on Friday, January 28, 2005, when youths of Rumukalagbo community mobilized and prevented staff of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development from carrying out their assignment in the area.

The ongoing efforts by the Rivers State government to ensure that the state is restored to its former status ran into a brick wall on Friday, January 28, 2005, when youths of Rumukalagbo community mobilized and prevented staff of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development from carrying out their assignment in the area.

The team from the ministry under the supervision of its Director of Development control, Mr. Worgu was at the community to demolish illegal structure and reclaim government property illegally acquired by individuals and organisations in parts of the state.

The ministry commenced the exercise since last year and has successfully given some degree of sanity to the deplorable environmental condition inflicted on Port Harcourt and its environs through bad health habits and illegal structures.

However, when the team arrived Rumukalagbo, the youths from the community blocked all entrance into the place and mobilized to confront the team despite the presence of police tem attached to the exercise.

Briefing newsmen in his office after the exercise, the Rivers State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Engr. Tele Ikuru said through his personal assistant Barr. Confidence Onyesoh that the government will not tolerate any community that tries to disrupt the good intentions of the government; that any community that does it will face the laws and advised people to remove all illegal structures that are within the 15 metres from the highway and the ones in government owned-land.

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