The Delta State government has revealed that it will demolish 25 exotic houses built on water channels as part of measures to address the perennial flooding in Okpanam community.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who made this known in Asaba during the weekend, saying eight different flooding projects have been identified, adding that three have been completed, with job on the fourth project currently halted by the rains.
“In Okpanam, there are about 25 houses that have been marked out for demolition because they were built on the way to a valley where flood water is supposed to flow into.
“We will bring down those buildings. I am sorry in advance for anybody that will be affected by the demolition because we are going to step on toes,” the governor said.
“We have done a lot but there is still much for us to do in Asaba. As a government, we will work with stakeholders to ensure we grow Asaba better than it is today because we are committed to growing Asaba as the capital of our dream,” he said.
Governor Okowa listed some of the projects executed in Asaba to include the Asaba Airport. He said that plans are on to concession it for the cargo runway to be constructed.
“The Asaba Airport has the second-best runway in the country today and we are looking forward to having partners that will make the airport a true international one with a cargo wing,” he added.