Bayelsa, Rivers spoil for war over plan to demolish govt buildings in Port Harcourt…

Written by on May 12, 2023

Rivers and Bayelsa State governments are at loggerheads following an eviction order served on workers occupying  two buildings belonging to Bayelsa State along Akassa Street in Old GRA, Port Harcourt.

The notice was signed by the Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Lands and Survey, Alozie Nwala, and dated April 19.

The occupants, who confirmed that the set of flats located at No. 5 and No 9 Akassa Street in Old GRA Port Harcourt are owned by Bayelsa State, said they were duly allocated to them.

They, however, lamented that they were being forcefully evicted from the property by the Rivers State government.

Tenants in the buildings consisting of 12 flats said they had lived there with their families for many years without any problem, expressing shock  at the 14-day eviction notice by Riveers State governemnt, which they said, had expired.

They confirmed that a team of policemen and officials of Rivers State government visited the place on Wednesday morning, following a plan to demolish the property.

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