Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor of Anambra State, has called owners of structures in Okpoko and sections of Onitsha whose homes have been slated for destruction by his administration to a meeting.
After being sworn in on March 17th, Soludo went to work the next day at Okpoko, a slum in Onitsha that is believed to be Nigeria’s largest urban slum.
The governor had pledged that the region would be kept sane and that inhabitants would have a nice existence.
He followed up by cleaning garbage dumps in the neighborhood and promising to open the Sakamori drainage system, which led to the destruction of several structures that were built on top of drainage channels.
The governor in a message signed by his deputy, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim has announced that he will meet with all owners of the buildings marked for demolition on April 20.
The message read: “The governor of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo is inviting to a meeting all the landlords whose houses are standing on the path of Okpoko Sakamori, and other drainages in Ogbaru, Onitsha North and South which have been marked for removal.
“The meeting will hold on Wed. 20th of April at Onitsha South Local Government office by 12 noon. Please be prompt.”
Sources said Soludo’s government may be contemplating compensating those whose houses have been marked for demolition, before action commences.
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