BY: SUNNY DAVID/ ONITSHA
Residents of Peter Venture Street Nkpikpa Layout Okpoko in Ogbaru
Council Area of Anambra State have heaved a sigh of relief, as they now have access road to their street which was blocked by a structure erected at the center of the street by one Mr. Remy Eze.
The access road was created following the demolition of the illegal structure and other shanties embarked upon by the office of the
Transition Committee Chairman Ogbaru Council Area Mr. Arinzechukwu Awogu.
According to reports, the exercise which was carried out with heavy presence of armed security personnel attracted commendation from the residents of the street as they appreciated the present administration in the State for
its efforts towards alleviating the plight of the people.
Some of the residents including Messesr, Emeka Oruche and Okezie Okolie said that the community has suffered untold hardship due to the blockage as they have over four streets with similar obstruction.
They noted that hoodlums are using the structures as their hideouts where they carry out their criminal activities while some have converted the building as a
Another resident Mrs. Doris Okoye expressed joy at the development
adding that since the blockage, she no longer make sales as people
find it difficult to get to her shop from other streets.
Government Officials at the site including the Special Adviser to the
Governor on Local Government Liaison Mr. Hypolite Obidi and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Local Government Liaison Engineer Okey Udeze stated that they received series of letters from the leadership of the community over the obstruction and were mandated by Ogbaru Council Transition Committee Chairman Mr. Awogu to carry out the demolition exercise.
The Chairman Committee of Works of the Council Engineer Nnamdi Esumai recounted series of consultations and letters written to the said Mr. Ezeh who constructed the structure to remove it, to no avail, saying that they have no other option than to use force.