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Anambra Govt Intensifies Measures To Check Encroachment On Property In Enugu

By Sunny A Ijomah

A delegation, made up of the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, the Executive Chairman, Anambra State Physical Planning Board and Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Digital Economy, Barrister Chike Maduekwe, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, the Venerable Barrister Amaechi Okwuosa, among others visited five different locations, where encroachment was done in the said State

Our correspondent reports that out of the five properties, Appeal Court and PRODA at plot 650, M23, Upper Presidential Road as well as number three Independence Layout Enugu were visited.

According to him, the five properties were inherited from the old Anambra State in 1991 after the creation of the new Anambra State.

Professor Chukwulobelu noted that the properties were recently reported to have been encroached on by developers’ consequent upon which the State government wrote appropriate authorities.

Speaking on the development, Barrister Maduekwe said that Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, authorized the action, pointing out that on arrival, Professor, contacted the Secretary to Enugu State Government about their presence

Barrister Maduekwe, who announced that the identity of the developers are unknown, said that when Anambra State Government heard about it, they decided to act timeously.

He said that by the visit, it is expected of the developers to contact Anambra State as they are ready to follow legal means to reclaim the properties, stressing that perhaps an agreement that will be beneficial to all parties, can be reached at the end.

On his part, Venerable Okwuosa said that the government had taken legal steps by writing to the relevant authorities as well as individuals, who are illegally occupying the properties, noting that Anambra State is backed by law to take possession.

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