The Delta State Government has urged residents to remove illegal structures attached to houses and those built on waterways in Asaba, the state capital and environs.
The Director General of the State Capital Territory Development Agency, Chief Patrick Ukah, stated this in Asaba during a news conference to inaugurate a campaign tagged “Secure, Clean and Green Delta State Capital Territory”.
Ukah explained that the government had established a new dumpsite to address challenges associated with waste disposal in the city, including a team of sanitation officers to enforce a “NO WASTE” policy across the state capital.
“If you have any illegal structure attached to houses, please remove them. They should not throw wastes into the drainage in front of their house,” he said.
The Director General also mentioned that the agency had entered into partnership with relevant security agencies to identify and dislodge criminal hideouts to ensure a safer city.
“We have been able to identify some key areas that will make the capital city among others an interesting place to be in. First, we will work very closely with the security council comprising the police, army, with the Director of the State Security Services,” he said.
Ukah added that the ongoing campaign would entail a house-to-house sensitization to highlight the need for the citizenry to cooperate with the government keep the area clean, green and safe.