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Delta commissioner goes spiritual over flood

By Godwin Oghre

Sapele—To prevent a repeat of the 2012 flood disaster in the state, with current increase in rainfall, Delta State Commissioner for Environment, Chief Frank Omare, Thursday, ordered staff of the ministry and members of the sanitation department of Sapele Local Government Area to extend their working days to Sundays.

The workers were also ordered to conduct and attend their forthcoming Sunday church service at the site of one of the ongoing demolition of illegal structures in Sapele council.

The commissioner gave the order at Sapele council Chairman’s office, where he told the council chairman to prevail on his staff to cooperate fully with the demolition exercise.

He said they should go round the community with town-criers to sensitise the people to evacuate all refuse dumps and illegal structures before the bulldozers arrive their domains.

Omare, who frowned at the indiscriminate dumping of refuse and annexation of natural waterways by developers in the area, said all illegal structure found on natural water ways and drainages in the area would be demolished. .

At Akpoisi street, where a whole length of a street was built upon and fenced off by developers, despite the glaring bacons showing the limit, where houses and fences ought to ended, and where a natural waterway was blocked, Omare ordered the demolition of the structures and warned the council’s Town Planner, Mr Samson Amrede, to ensure that no illegal structure was erected again in the street.


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