Posted by Mazi Odera, Onitsha | 18 March 2013 | 5,054 times
Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has warned residents of Onitsha and environs to improve the sanitary condition of the area or government would shut down socio-economic activities there. Governor Obi handed down the warning while inspecting work on some parts of Upper Iweka and Bridge-Head Onitsha.
The governor lamented that while government is spending huge resources to clean up and rebuild infrastructural facilities in Onitsha to preempt the adverse effects of flood following predictions of coming heavy rains and possible flooding, most residents are bent on frustrating the efforts through indiscriminate dumping of refuse, littering the environment and blocking the drainage system. He warned that henceforth any wares or goods displayed on any part of the road would be confiscated and leaders of the traders arrested and detained.
The governor directed immediate removal of all vehicles in front of NITEL, Upper Iweka and warned that any vehicles caught loading in the area will be confiscated. He explained that government is recovering and rebuilding walkways for pedestrians to work freely.
At the bridge head axis of the Onitsha – Enugu Expressway the governor said all structures in front of the fencing project in the area were illegal and would be removed.
While expressing satisfaction with the quality of the expressway and the drainage work, the governor regretted that disruption of work by some individuals has remained a serious challenge to the project which he said government would tackle decisively.
•Photo shows Gov. Obi inspecting the on-going construction of the Headbridge-Upper Iweka Road . . . yesterday.
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