Kogi govt to eject illegal oc­cu­pants of flood hous­ing es­tate

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The Kogi State gov­ern­ment yesterday said it will eject illegal oc­cu­pants at the ‘Flood Hous­ing Es­tate’ to en­sure that only gen­uine flood vic­tims oc­cupy the es­tate. The state deputy gover­nor, Awoniyi, stated this in

fol­low­ing com­plaints Yomi Lokoja, from some vic­tims of the 2012 flood dis­as­ter that they had been un­able to gain ac­cess to the es­tate.

Awoniyi said the state gov­ern­ment had man­dated the min­istries of Works and Jus­tice to en­sure that only vic­tims oc­cupy the es­tate. He as­sured them that those not en­ti­tled to stay in the es­tate would be ejected through le­gal means, ap­peal­ing to the af­fected flood vic­tims to re­main calm.

Awoniyi said the es­tate was built for peo­ple who ex­pe­ri­enced flood in 2012 and lamented a sit­u­a­tion where peo­ple il­le­gally oc­cu­pied the build­ings.

The deputy gover­nor urged those who were al­lo­cated the build­ings to ex­er­cise re­straint, say­ing in the next few days, some­thing would be done about the sit­u­a­tion.

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