By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”DELTA State government has vowed to demolish all illegal structures built on the expanse of land belonging to the Anwai-campus of the Delta State University (DELSU).
State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha, who stated this during the working visit to the campus yesterday, used the opportunity to warn intending buyers of land that falls within the proposed perimeter fencing of the land to refrain in their own interest.
Eghagha said â€œthey (illegal buyers) will forfeit their property which they built on the university land. And for those who have already purchased lands within the perimeter that they will lose it; people should respect the boundary, as there is no alternative than to demolishâ€.
Earlier, the Provost of the Anwai campus of the University, Prof. Sam Ukala, who conducted the Commissioner and other top officers of the ministry round the campus, said â€œyour visit today is to enable you see for yourself the locust-like encroachment on campus land by our neighbours who are actually our host communities.
â€œThe management of the campus has been locked in a running battle with the encroachers and has appealed to the Asagba of Asaba and Delta State government, through our vice chancellor, to intervene.
â€œNow you have come, you have seen and I have no doubt that Delta state government will conquer this problem for us once and for all. It would be in the best interest of all concerned that the perimeter fencing is done without disruptions.â€