‘De­mo­li­tion of illegal struc­tures in Abia not se­lec­tive’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Li­nus Ef­fiong, Umuahia

The Abia State gov­ern­ment has de­scribed as base­less al­le­ga­tion that its de­struc­tion of illegal struc­tures in Aba is se­lec­tive. It said the al­le­ga­tion by state chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sive Grand Al­liance (APGA) was mis­guided and ill con­ceived.

Chief Press Sec­re­tary to the Gover­nor, Mr God­win Adindu, at a press brief­ing in Umuahia, said the gover­nor was not think­ing along party lines.

He main­tained that the de­mo­li­tion ex­er­cise was aimed at en­sur­ing or­der­li­ness to Aba, ‘‘a city that ought to be the pride of Ndigbo’’.

He said, ‘‘If it hap­pens that APGA peo­ple are the most af­fected in the de­mo­li­tion ex­er­cise, it means that they are the great­est of­fend­ers’’.

Adindu, who noted that de­mo­li­tion of illegal struc­ture is not new, how­ever stated that this is the first time in the state that a gover­nor is giv­ing the ex­er­cise the se­ri­ous­ness it de­serves. He said the gov­ern­ment has set up a ru­ral ur­ban de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee to trans­form to mini cities some ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties like Omoba,Nbawsi, Ovim, Obe­hie, Ak­wete and Ohafia, adding that, such will re­duce ur­ban mi­gra­tion.

He ap­pealed to Aba res­i­dents to be pa­tient with the gov­ern­ment in its ef­forts to re­build Aba, as­sur­ing that the on-go­ing road con­struc­tion work in the city will soon be com­pleted.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.