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Demolition in Rivers: Gov Wike blows hot, says more buildings will go down

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Governor Nyesom of Rivers State has vowed that his authorities is not going to relaxation till all unlawful buildings notably shanties are cleared from the state as a way of tackling safety challenges.

The governor made the assertion on Monday throughout a state broadcast in Port Harcourt the state capital.

Recall that the governor had ordered the demolition of the Oginiba abattoir within the Trans Amadi space of the state capital in a bid to clear off legal components from the realm.

DAILY POST studies that the transfer triggered a backlash from involved Nigerians as some ascribe it to hatred for Northerners residing within the space.

Nonetheless, through the broadcast, governor Wike mentioned his authorities “refuses blackmailed by these unpatriotic components who’re making an attempt to stir false ethnic, spiritual or tribal sentiments” over the demolition.

He mentioned, “We want to reiterate that the continued demolition of shanties was borne out of the compelling have to safeguard lives and property throughout the State.

“Our goal, which is steadily being achieved is to disclaim the criminals these sanctuaries and hideouts from which they embark on their legal actions and safely return to.

“We, subsequently, refuse to be blackmailed by these unpatriotic components who’re making an attempt to stir false ethnic, spiritual or tribal sentiments round our patriotic dedication to advance the protection and safety of residents.

“Moreover, we refuse to be intimidated by such baseless pranks. Moderately, we is not going to relaxation till we clear the State of all shanties wherever they’re positioned and restore sanity to our surroundings and obtain a greater sense of consolation and safety for everybody.

“As soon as once more, thanks all on your help, prayer and understanding as we proceed to work collectively to advance our collective safety, peace and progress”.

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