Rivers State Government has reportedly issued a 14-day ultimatum to occupants of two buildings belonging to the Bayelsa state government to vacate.
According to our Source, occupants of the buildings said the set of flats on No. 5 and No. 9 Akassa Street belonged to the Bayelsa State and were duly allocated to them.
The occupants accused Rivers State Government of trying to forcefully evict them from the properties and showed a notice sent to them, signed by the Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Lands and Survey, Sir Alozie Nwala, and dated April 19.
The notice made available online, reads:
That in contravention of the covenants and conditions contained in the Certificate of Occupancy issued to Bayelsa State Government in respect of plots 34 & 35 (No. 5 Akassa Street) and Plot 37 (No. 9 Akassa Street ) Golf Course Extension Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, notice is hereby given by the Rivers State Government that the occupants of the said property should vacate.
“Take notice that the occupants of the above-mentioned properties are hereby given 14 days from the date of this notice to vacate buildings thereon. As the said buildings are not only constituting a public nuisance but also defdefacinge Ridefacingtate Government’s Urban Renewal Infrastructural Development Policies as related to the golf course, Old GRA Layout.
“Take further notice that at the expiration of this notice, Rivers State Government will take possession of the properties.”