Anambra State Government Joint Task Force has demolished a one-storey building illegally erected in Federal Housing Estate, Trans-Nkisi, Onitsha North Council Area.
The effort is in continuation of its enforcement exercise to enthrone a saner and liveable environment in the State.
The one-storey building, which was brought down was encroaching on the street.
Reports by the ABS available to the public have it that the building demolished which was situated at the entrance of Amos Best Street was built for commercial activities by the landlords’ association.
Recall that a petition had earlier been brought against the illegal structure after which a notice of removal was served.
Contrarily, the developers did not only fail to comply but also threatened to deal with the enforcement team mercilessly if they dare come close to the building.
Speaking during the exercise, the team Administrator of the Anambra State Joint Enforcement Team ANJET, Mr. Collins Enebeli emphasized that government will no longer condone the menace of the landlords who erect illegal structures along public roads.
He explained that by so doing, they obstruct movements.
According to him, the exercise is in line with Governor Soludo’s campaign promise of getting rid of illegal structures in the state to achieve his aim of making the state a livable, prosperous green homeland.
Mr. Enebeli called on the developers to desist from building illegal structures in the state to avoid sanctions which in many cases are costly.
In an interview with the ABS, a resident of the area expressed his joy over the government’s decision to remove the illegal structure in their street.
While demonstrating the importance of the demolition exercise, he said will enable easy movement in the street and stressed that the Governor is not a disappointment as he is gradually delivering on his mandate.
Officials of the Physical Planning Board, among others were also part of the enforcement team that embarked on the exercise.