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Illegal occupation of govt estates unacceptabe —Omare

By Austin Ogwuda

ASABA—NEWLY appointed Commissioner for Housing in Delta State, Mr. Frank Omare, has raised the alarm over illegal occupation of state government-owned housing estates scattered around the state, describing the situation as unacceptable.

The commissioner, who made the observation during his maiden inspection visit in Asaba yesterday, has, therefore, given such occupants one week within which to move out or be forcefully evicted.

He also warned that they risked being arrested, having illegally occupied the estates belonging to the government.
“I am also giving two weeks ultimatum to those who legally acquired the accommodation, but are defaulting in payment to pay.

“Most of this category of occupants are yet to fully pay up. If they don’t pay at the expiration of the deadline, we will forcefully eject them too,” Omare warned.He also warned contractors in charge of maintaining government official quarters to be up and doing.

He  noted that “henceforth, we will not allow such contractors without financial capacity to continue because what some of them do is to hide under the excuse when they encounter little delay in release of funds to abandon the job, only to later send bills covering those periods they abandoned”.


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