Okowa Orders Revocation Of Contract For Udu Harbour Market; Holds Town Hall Meetings In Udu and Okpe

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered that contract for the Construction of Udu Harbour Market be revoked as the contractor had failed to prove its competence.

The Governor gave the order during a Town Hall meeting he had with the people of Udu, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to the Governor, the contractor handling the project has been adequately mobilised to site but, has failed to deliver the project to expectations.

While urging the office of the Secretary to the Delta State Government to complete the process of revocation of the contract within two weeks for the project to be reawarded to a more competent contractor for execution, Governor Okowa asserted, “when I make any pronouncement during town hall meetings, it should be implemented immediately.”

The Governor who stated that his administration was committed to completing the Udu Harbour Market and execute more projects in the area, urged the people to be peaceful as “no contractor is ready to work in crisis zones.”

He specifically urged the people of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijaw to avoid any form of hostility but, have respect for their traditional rulers for peace to reign in the area which is the panacea for developmental projects to take place.

At the hall meeting, the Governor took time to enumerate the successes of his administration in the area of job and wealth creation, the education sector, provision of infrastructure, among others, assuring that his administration will not relent in executing programmes that will better the lives of Deltans.

From Udu, Governor Okowa moved to Orerokpe where he commended the people of Okpe Local Government Area for their peaceful dispositions which has led to his administration successfully executing projects in the area.

Chairman of Udu Local Government Council and that of Okpe Local Government Council, Chief Solomon Kpomah and Prince Godwin Ejinyere in their separate addresses during the town hall meeting in their respective local government areas, listed series of projects executed in their area.

They commended the Governor for the effective management of resources which has benefited a lot of Deltans.

Expect More Infrastructural Development From This Administration – Okowa

SENATOR Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said Deltans should expect more infrastructure as his administration is committed to making life better for the people.

The Governor gave the assurance during the commissioning of Ovwian road in Udu Local Government Area of the State.

According to the Governor who was accompanied by his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and retinue of political aides, were received by a mammoth crowd of Udu people who were excited to see the Governor commissioning projects in the Local Government Area.

The Governor had inspected the construction of Grace Road, Ekete Waterside in the area before commissioning the road project.

“I am glad that this project has been fully delivered, we are here to rejoice with the people, the government is doing a lot to provide infrastructure, and I want to reassure you, all Deltans that we will deliver more projects that will impact on the lives in the course of this administration,” the Governor said.

The Governor lauded the collaborative efforts of the people of Udu which led to the speedy delivery of the project, noting that the contractor was not disturbed by the people.

Commissioner for Works in the State, Chief James Auguye had in an address, said the road was constructed within seven months as the contract for its execution was awarded in the month of March, 2017.

President General of Ovwian Community, Engr. Paul Odiete thanked Governor Okowa for his adminstration’s commitment to provide infrastructure that will make life better for Deltans while, the Chairman of the local government council, Hon. Solomon Kpomah thanked the Governor for his administration’s commitment to delivering dividends of democracy in the State.

Okowa Opens Ultra-Modern Market; Charges LG Councils To Allocate Stores To Genuine Traders; To Construct More In 2018

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has opened an ultra-modern market, charging chairmen of local government councils to allocate stores in markets constructed by his administration to genuine traders.

The Governor made the call during the commissioning of a multi-million Naira ultra-modern modern market at Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

“We know it is statutory for local government councils to construct markets, but, we had to intervene to improve the socio-economic life of the people, this market has been ceded to the Council, they are not to refund the money spent to government,” the Governor said, reiterating, “if this market is not put into good use, it will be a waste, the Council Chairman must allocate stores to genuine traders, not people who will collect stores without making use of them, the Chairman should liaise with the traditional ruler to ensure that the right persons get the stores.”

He continued, “this is the first of modern markets we are constructing, because of the importance of markets to our people and due to demands, in 2018, we are constructing three modern markets in Ozoro, Burutu and Oghara.”

Governor Okowa who was accompanied by his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and political aides, while in Okpe Local Government Area amidst jubilations by the people, also, commissioned phase 1 of Arhagba/Okobia/Okuetolor/ Okuabude road and Kpokpogri/Okuvo/Opuraja/Iriama road projects. It is worthy to state that the projects were executed by his administration.

Earlier, the Orodje of Okpe, HRM Orhue I had said, “Governor Okowa is not only a Chief but, a Prince of Okpe Kingdom, since his emergence as Governor, we are witnessing the commissioning of different projects.”

While thanking the Governor, the Orodje urged him to do more for the people as his good works will always speak for him.

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr. Mary Iyasere disclosed that the market has 196 open shops, 28 lock up shops, 4 offices, 16 toilets, 1 coldroom, 1 storage room, 1 open hall, water borehole, reinforced concrete underground water tank, Steel elevated portable water tank, PHCN Electricity Supply, External Flood Lights, Platform for Yam Tubers, among other facilities.

Chairman of Okpe Local Government Area, Prince Godwin Ejinyere thanked Governor Okowa for his commitment towards delivering on his electoral promises.

Town Hall Meetings, Inspection, Commissioning Of Projects To Resume On Tuesday

The second phase of the Town Hall meetings and inspection and commissioning of projects by the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, will begin on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Chairman of the organising committee of the event, Mr. Patrick Ukah, disclosed that the Governor and his entourage will be in Udu and Okpe Local Government Areas on October 17 and 18, while it will be the turn of Ndokwa West and Patani Local Government Areas on October 24 and 25.

The statement explained that the Governor will pay courtesy visits on some traditional rulers in the areas on the first day of the visits, inspect ongoing projects as well as commission completed ones.

On the second day, the Governor will hold Town Hall meetings with persons drawn from different groups in the state. During the meetings, he will give his scorecard and allow people to react and ask questions.

It will be recalled that eleven Local Government Areas were visited during the first phase of the activity. There are Isoko North, Isoko South, Sapele, Ethiope West, Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimili South,  Oshimili North, Ika South,  Ughelli South and Uwvie.

Some Road Projects Carried Out By The Okowa Administration

ANIOCHA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwu-Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo Road, Phase I: completion of the 6.65kilonetre length from Idumu-ugo to Obomkpa in Aniocha North Local Government Area Ongoing

2 Continuation of the Construction of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwunzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo Road: Completion of Phase II of the Contract (2.43Km Length from Onicha-Uku to Ukwu-Nzu) in Aniocha North L.G.A. Ongoing

3 Rehabilitation of Isele-Uku Main Access Road from Benin/Asaba Federal Highway with an Extension to Obi Palace Junction on Market Road in Isele-Uku town. Completed

4 Construction of Idumuje-Ugboko/Idumuje-Unor Road in Aniocha North LGA Ongoing

ANIOCHA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Completion of the Construction Of Ogwashi-uku/Ubulu-Unor Road Ongoing

2 Continuation of the Construction of Onicha-Ugbo/Ubulu-Uku Road with a Spur to Knowledge Centre, Onicha-Ugbo; Phase I: From the Expressway Junction to yje Knowledge Centre including Internal Roads within the Centre (2.157km) Ongoing

3 Rehabilitation/Asphallt Overlay of Nsukwa/Ejeme-Aniogor/Agbor-Alidinma/Owa-Alidinma/Ndemili Road in Aniocha south, Ndokwa West, Ika South and Ika North East L.G.A. Ongoing

IKA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction of Abavo Circular Road, Abavo, Phase I: 5.26km length inclusive of the spur to Ogbekile Street, Ika South LGA Ongoing

2 Construction of Agbor Alidinma – Obiduhon Road, Ika South LGA Ongoing

3 Construction of Idumu-Oza/Aliagu/Oki RoadL in Ika South LGA Ongoing

4 Construction of Odion/Odi/Igunbor and Ewere Street in Ika South LGA Completed

5 Construction of Idumu Ugboh Street with a Spur of 113metres to Godwin Emefiele Close, Agbor in Ika South LGA Completed

6 Construction of the middle section of Alisimie/Oza-Nogogo Road in IKa South Local Government Area Completed

7 Construction of Upper Imudia/ Dr. White Street, Agbor in Ika South LGA Completed

8 Rehabilitation of failed sections on Agbor/Abavo, Umutu-Eku Road (from College Junction to Agbor to Eku Junction). Completed

9 Construction of Orikeze Street with a Spur to Orikeze Close in Ika South Local Government Area Completed

IKA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction of Owa-Aladinma Road in Ika North East LGA Completed

2 Reconstruction of Owa-Alero/Ute-Okpu Road (from Flyover to Ute-Okpu Roundabout) in Ika North East LGA Completed

3 Rehabilitation of Old Abraka Road (from Traffic Light to Powerline), Owa in Ika North East LGA Completed

4 Dualisation of Owa-Ekei-Owa-Alero Road (from Old Lagos/Asaba Road to Owa Alero Roundabout) in Ika North East LGA On-going

5 Construction of Onyeacholem Street with a spur to Onyeacholem Close (From Morka Street to Abraka Road), Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area Completed

6 Completion of the construction of Palace Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North-East Local Government Area Completed 

7 Construction of Ikokogbe/Idumizomor Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area Completed

8 Construction of Edwin/Ikechukwu Roads, Owanta/Aliosimi in Ika North East LGA Completed

9 Construction of Ogala-Chuwkuemeke Street with a Spur to Orolua Close, Word of Faith Street and Kingsley Street, Owa in Ika North-East LGA Completed

11 Construction of Access Road to Ani-ikpeku, (Palace Road) Igbodo Completed

12 Construction of Ndobu Road, Off Palace Road, Igbodo (Phase I) in Ika North East LGA Completed

13 Construction of Word of Faith Street, Owa in Ika North East LGA Completed

14 Rehabilitation & Asphalt Overlay of Umunede/Otolokpo/Ute-Okpu/Ekuku-Agbor/Ndemili/Obeti/Umutu Road in Ika North East, Ika South, Ndokwa West & Ukwuani L.G.A. On-going

15 Construction of drainage along Edwin/Ikechukwu Street, Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East LGA Completed

16 Construction of the Extention of Ikokogbe-Idumuizomor-Palace road, Owa-Oyibu. Completed

17 Dualization of Old Lagos/Asaba Road from Emuhu Junction to Agbor-Obi Junction. On-going

18 Construction of Agboma-Mokpia Street, Owa-Alero On-going

19 Construction of Melekwe St, Owa. Completed

20 Construction of Mbiri Township Roads, Mbiri. On-going

21 Construction of Asiwe Lane,Okubor Street and Obiagbena Lane, all in Owanta On-going

OSHIMILI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction of Obi Okolotu/Anthony Street with access from Maduemezie Street, Asaba in Oshimili South LGA Completed

2 Construction of Usonia Street in Asaba Completed

3 Dualization of Nnebisi Road (from Traffic Light Junction to Cable Point), Asaba Completed

4 Supply and Replacement of Stolen Transformers and Installation of Approach Lights at the Runway 11 End at Asaba Airport. On-going

5 Rehabilitation of Roundabout at Nnebisi/Okpanam/Anwai Roads and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Way Intersection, Asaba (Section II) Completed

6 Rehabilitation of Roundabout at Nnebisi/Okpanam/Anwai Roads and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Way Intersection, Asaba (Section I) Completed

7 Construction of Esenwa Street, Access Road to Christ Embassy Church, road Maduemezie Street, Asaba.and extention and Access Road to the Orthopedic/ Surgical Wards and Doctors Quarters (FMC) Asaba Completed 

8 Construction of Discharge Channel at Ibori Golf Course, Asaba Completed

9 Rehabilitation Works on Asaba International Airport On-going

10 Consultancy Services for the Rehabilitation of Asaba On-going

11 International Airport Runway and Taxiways On-going

12 Dualization of Ughelli/Asaba Road, [Sector A] On-going

13 Dualization of Asaba/Okpanam Road,[ Sector 11] On-going

14 Continuation and Completion of the Construction of Storm Water Control Measures in DLA/Jesus Saves Corridor, Asaba On-going

OSHIMILI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction of Ogbani Road (Circular Road) and the Completion of Hezua Road Phase I, Akwukwu-Igbo Completed

2 Construction of Council Road, Akwukwu-Igbo Completed

3 Construction of Joseph Ebolo/Madona School Rd, On-going

NDOKWA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Rehabilitation/Widening of Access Road to Beneku Community in Ndokwa East LGA On-going

2 Reconstruction of Entrance Road to Iselegu Town. [Phase 1] On-going

NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction/Reconstruction of Kwale Township Roads in Ndokwa West Local Government Area. On-going

2 Continuation of the Reconstruction of Amai/Ezionum/Abbi Road: Completion of Phase III of the project (3.75km Length between Ezionum and Abbi in Ukwuani and Ndokwa West L.G.A. On-going

3 Rehabilitation of Kwale-Ogume-Amai-Obiaruku road asphalt overlay of an 11.1 kilometre section Completed

WARRI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Reconstruction of Ubeji Access Road (from NPA Road Interchange to Trans-Warri Junction) in Warri South LGA. On-going

2 Construction of Okere-Urhobo Community Road in Warri South L.G. Completed

3 Rehabilitation of Esisi Road and Marapo (Swamp) Road both in Warri South Local Government Area.

Construction of Dederu/Ejiyere/Akemu Streets. Completed.

4 Construction of Trans-Warri –Ode-Itsekiri Bridges and Access road, Phase 1, Sector 1, Ubeji to Ode-Itsekiri Roundabout with Spurs to Ijala, Ugbodede, Orugbo and Ajigba-Inorin-Usele Communities and Section 11 [111] Ode-Itsekiri. On-going

5 Rehabilitation of NPA Bye pass Road (From New Port Gate to Old Port Gate), Including 600m Length from NPA Gate to the Ugwuwangwe Market Along NPA Expressway and 150m Length Along NPA to Airport Road Bye Pass, Warri Completed

6 Reconstruction of Ugborikoko/Polokor  market/Okere road On-going

7 Construction of Hon Frank Omare Crescent, Okunagba Layout, Warri On-going

WARRI SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Main Axial Road, Okerenkoko On-going

2 Construction Oporoza Palace Road in Warri South West Local Government Area. On-going

3 Re-inforced Concrete Ridge Pavement Road at Olritobon-Elolo-Ajaokurogbo-Orubu Road, Ogidegben. Ongoing

WARRI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Access Road to Awaritse Industrial Park (Phase I) Obitugbo in Warri North L.G.A Completed

2 Reconstruction of the Korobe Road, Koko. On-going.

3 Construction of Lucky Kpenosen Road, Koko. On-going.

4 Completion of the Construction of Iwere College Road, Koko. On-going.

ISOKO SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Drains/Retaining Wall Old Emede Road/Emede-Olomoro Junction Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area. On-going

2 Construction of Ikpide-Irri township Roads in Isoko South Local Government Area. Completed

3 Reconstruction/Expansion/Construction of Kefas Road/Old Emede Road/Uzere Junction, Oleh. Completed

ISOKO NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Widening/Reconstruction Of Owhelogbo/Abbi Road in Isoko North And Ndokwa West Local Government Areas. On-going

2 Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Old Ozoro/Oleh Road in Isoko North and South L.G.A. Completed

3 Construction of Anglican Diocese Grammar School Road, Uzuobe Street and Rehabilitation/ Overlay of Township Roads, Iyede. On-going.

4 Construction of Aradhe/Ellu Old Road [Phase 11] from the Ughelli/Asaba Expressway to Aradhe. On-going

UDU LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Clearing of Adjoining Forest Areas Along Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Road, in Udu and Warri South West L.G.A. On-going

2 Reconstruction of Ovwian Main Road, off Udu. Completed

  PATANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Uduophori (Bomadi/Ohoro Junction)/Toru-Angiama/Toru-Apelebiri/Patani Road (Phase II) Completed

  UGHELLI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Oviri-Olomu/Egodor in Ughelli South and Burutu L.G.A. On-going

2 Rehabilitation/Resealing of Okpare-Umolo-Ovwodokpokpor-kiagbodo Road. Completed

3 Reconstruction of failed Portion of Ewhu-Orere Road and Construction of Etage street, Ewhu. On-going

4 Rehabilitation of Ekakpare/Usiefurun/Orhunworun Road. On-going

5 Construction of Ovwor/Effurun-Otor Bridge and Access Road. On-going

6 Construction of Oviri-Olomu-Egodor Road. On-going

7 Rehabilitation & Resealing of Otu-Jeremi/Okwagbe Road in Ughelli South L.G.A. Completed

8 Construction of Okpe-Olomu/Umolo Road, Phase 1 from Okpe Olomu to Olomu secondary school, Otorere Completed

  UGHELLI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Reconstruction of Oteri Township road, Ughelli. Completed

2 Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Various Link Roads to Agbarha. Completed

3 Resurfaing of Ughelli-Agbarha Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area Ch 1 + 707 – Ch 6 + 361 (Phase one) Completed

4 Construction of Royal Avenue and Prince Eric Drive, Ughelli. On-going

5 Construction of Oseri/Ayovoriemu Street with a Spur to Justice Marshall Umukoro Street, Ekiugbo. On-going

6 Construction of Oritsejobor Street, Dr Steve Oru Street, Dr Steve Or Close, Okpedjiko Street Extension and Rehabilitation of Okpodjiko Access Road, Ughelli. On-going

7 Construction of Ughelli- Afiesere-Ofuoma Road. On-going

8 Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Ekreravwe/Orhoakpor/Isiokolo Road, in ughelli North and Ethiope East. On-going

9 Construction of Ovwor/Effurun Otor Bridge and Access Roads in Ughelli South L.G.A. On-going

  SAPELE LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Aragba/Okobia/Okwetolor/Okuagbude/Warri-Sapele Junction. On-going

2 Construction of Adeola Road/New Ogorode Road Junction, Sapele. Completed

3 Rehabilitation and overlay of Ogaga Road and Construction of spur to Rev. Atufe Oyibo Close, Amukpe Sapele LGA. Completed

4 Rehabilitation of Warri – Sapele Expressway at Ch 6 + 500 and at Ch 1 + 100 from Effurun Roundabout. Completed

5 Construction of Edegbrode-Elume Road in Sapele Local Government Area. On-going

6 Dualization of Sapele Road from Amukpe Roundabout by Sapele/Warri Expressway to AT & P Roundabout Sapele in Sapele Local Government Area. On-going

7 Construction of Ikoyo Avenue [Obule school road] off Shell road, Sapele. Completed

8 Construction of Hon Joyce Overah Street, off Dedevwo Road, Gana to link Otuedor Street, Ugberikoko Road, Sapele. On-going

  ETHIOPE EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Okurekpo/Okunor-Okpara/Onuname-Samagidi Road, Phase I from Okurekpo to Okoruah. On-going

2 Construction of Access road and Parking  Lot at the Palace of Ovie of Agbon kingdom at Isiokolo. Completed.

ETHIOPE WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Construction of Oghara Township Roads (phase6): Golley Street and Ugbevwie Road in Ethiope West L.G.A. On-going

2 Rehabilitation of Failed Sections of Link Road from Oghara to Koko / Ugbenu Highway in Ethiope West Local Government Area. On-going

3 Construction of Oghara Township Roads (phase 6): Golley Street and Ugbevwie Road in Ethiope West L.G.A. On going

4 Exapansion/Rehabilitation of sections Oghara Junction to Otefe Junction in Ethiope West. Completed

5 Dualization of Access Road to Jesse. On-going

6 Rehabilitation of Abraka Township Road, [Phase 1] On-going

  UVWIE LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Expansion and Upgrading of Tankers Park, Ekpan; Reconstruction of Ugborikoko/Polokor  Market / Okere Road, Uvwei L.G.A. On-going

2 Construction of Ugbomro Road (Section I: Between DSC Expressway and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Junction) in Uvwie Local Government Area. On-going

3 Reconstruction of Obodo Avenue Road (Old Berger Road) Shaguolo Area, off WRPC, Ekpan. Completed

4 Maintenance of Roads in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area Completed

5 Construction of Group Medical and City of Gods road and Overlay of entrance at Mosheshe Estate, Effurun. Completed

6 Widening of Warri-Sapele road Phase 1 from Effurun Roundabout to Enerhen Juction [BRT] Project. On-going

7 Dualization of Effurun/Osubi/Eku Road,[ Sector A]. On-going

  OKPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT  

1 Construction of Ejinyere/Orodje Streets Orerokpe, Okpe L.G.A Completed

2 Construction of Onomigbo Street, Orerokpe, Okpe L.G.A Completed

3 Construction of Okuvo-Kpokpogri-Opuraja/Iriama Junction Road in Okpe L.G.A Completed

4 Rehabilitation of Jeddo Ughoton Road and Construction of Access Road to Eagles Height University. On-going

5 Construction of Old Okpe road from Jeddo to Ohorhe with a spur to Egborode town. On-going

6 Rehabilitation of Ugbokodo road from Jeddo-Ughoton road junction to the market.  On-going

 

 

Dialogue Remains The Best Option To Settling Disputes – Okowa

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has sued for peace between the people of Gbaramatu, Aladja, and Udu communities in the state, saying communities should always apply dialogue as the best way of settling dispute.

Addressing the press after a closed door meeting with security operatives, traditional rulers, members of the peace-building council and some stakeholders from Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja Communities that lasted for more than two hours at the Government House annex, Warri, Governor Okowa disclosed that the meeting was necessary to avoid escalation of hostilities between the communities.

According to him, “the meeting was to maintain peace in the area while the Police carry out its investigation into what happened in the area.”

“At the meeting, we appealed to the communities to remain peaceful and we have a favourable outcome as we have been assured by the communities that they will maintain the peace,” the Governor stated.

On the outcome of the committee set up to find lasting solution to the crisis, the Governor assured that the right thing would be done, noting that the committee had submitted its report but, it requires a process for the white paper to be released, reiterating that his administration would ensure peaceful co-existence among the people.

Earlier in an opening remark before the meeting went into closed-door, Governor Okowa said, “it is unfortunate that we have lost some lives when the crisis erupted when I was on vacation, the Deputy Governor who was acting has briefed me appropriately and we are here with members of the Peace Building Council, traditional rulers and members of the state security council to fashion a way forward for us to live in peace.”

“I appreciate the Gbaramatu community for the restraint and I believe that there is nothing that can be better than peaceful co-existence,” he added.

Ossai Reads Riot Act To Encroacher’s Of Govt Land by Godbless Nikatene.

THE Delta State Commissioner for Land and Survey, Hon. Ossai Peter Chika, has warned that any person who encroach on government land will have himself or herself to blame, saying that government land bureau is open to negotiate with genuine developers.

He gave the warning in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area, when he led a team of Directors and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands and Surveys to the Palace of the Orodje of Okpe kingdom, HRM Felix Mujakperuo.

The commissioner, who said that the essence of the visit was to inform the royal father “that a parcel of land, measuring about 25 hectares in Ogorode located in Sapele Local Government Area belonging to the state government was illegally acquired by some group of individuals without the notice of the state government, he added that the said land is under the process of acquisition by the state government for the construction of an independent power generation project.

He added that the visit was based on the need to communicate the directive of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to them on the encroachment of the Delta State Government land at Orgorode in Sapele which is a valued asset of the state.
The commissioner warned illegal developers and speculators in the state to desist from encroaching on government land and other unlawful activities within the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Ossai said that the state government has observed with dismay, the massive encroachment of government land and land speculators swindling members of the public in purchasing government lands.

He explained that buyers of such land who fail to conduct proper investigation at the Lands Bureau and Surveyor-General’s office stood the risk of losing their money, stressing that land within the affected areas was committed to government project and assured the people of the State government’s commitment to the development of the state.

In his response, the Orodje of Okpe kingdom, HRM Felix Mujakperuo commended the commissioner and members of his entourage for the visit saying that they are in support of the infrastructural development of the state by the Okowa led administration.