Abia State Government Gives Ultimatum to Slum Occupants

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The Abia State government has ordered the occupants of slums behind Okigwe Park, Umuahia, to vacate the area by Thursday, with bulldozers scheduled to move in on Friday. The government plans to clear the area to accommodate illegal motor parks located around the Isigate axis of Umuahia.

Abia State government has given the occupants of slums behind Okigwe Park, Umuahia, up to Thursday this week to move out from the area. It said bulldozers will move in on Friday. The Chairman of Abia State harmonized taskforce and commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Uzo Nwachukwu handed down the ultimatum when he led members of the steering committee to the area.

According to him, operators of the illegal motor parks scattered around Isigate have been directed to relocate to Okigwe Motor Park, and Aba Park, pending when the central motor park the state government was providing would be made ready for them. He pointed out that the present administration was committed to ridding the state of touts, slums and providing a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.


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