Kogi govt to eject illegal occupants of flood housing estate
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.