Anambra state government has reclaimed government land allotted for Judges’ quarters in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra state.
News Echo gathered that the quarters were located behind Anambra state Governor’s Lodge, GRA, Onitsha
Officials of the Physical Planning Board led a joint task force and pulled down the perimeter wall illegally erected on the Judges’ Quarters in Onitsha.
Executive Chairman of Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe, headed the enforcement movement.
This is the third time the joint task force is embarking on such visit.
The action is coming after several correspondences to the illegal developers to present proof of allocation, which fell they allegedly did not respond to.
Maduekwe said that the matter has been on for a long time and in spite of the fact that the case is in court the developers were busy erecting all sorts of illegal structures that was against the interest of the government.
While emphasizing that government is not interested in oppressing anybody, but is interested in serving the people.
Maduekwe explained that there is an established process of acquiring government land and advised those concerned to wait till the matter is determined.
The joint task force also marked unapproved buildings erected at Water Works and Savoy, Onitsha for demolition, where it was observed that some persons had encroached and built different structures on government land.
Erring developers were served with notices and given invitation to present their allocation documents and building permits.
Also speaking, the General Manager of Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Mr Nwabufo Anene who said that the enforcement is to ensure controlled development in the state and called on intending developers to make adequate enquiries before purchasing any property as it is the only way of saving themselves from incurring any form of loss.
The Transition Committee Chairman for Onitsha North Council Area, Mr. Patrick Aghamba, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Lands and Physical Planning, Mrs. Joy Nneli, among others participated in the exercise.