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By Sam Akadoro, Special Correspondent, Sapele
Chairman of Louteyibiri Community in Warri Urban Area of Delta State, Mr. Bossman Azazi, has appealed to the Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, to fasten the compensation of the structures demolished in the area.
Azazi who made the plea in Warri, also frowned at the comment allegedly made by Commissioner for Environment in Delta State over the demolition issue.
He said; “we are not happy with the statement made by Honourable Commissioner for Environment in Delta State, Chief Frank Omare, that he has not been briefed to know the extent of our claims and that the demolition was not targeted on a particular tribe but done in line with government decision to make life more meaningful for the people.
Today making it the 38 day that we have been displaced by the state government, we could remember vividly that during the past administration of former Governor James Ibori and the then Commissioner for Conflict Resolution, Ovuzere Macurley, they succeeded in bringing peace back to Warri so I wonder what the present government is doing to resolve this issue.
“In a reference publication signed by an Itsekiri leader, Roland Omagbemi thanking the governor for evacuating illegal occupants/militants from their land. Such comment might have a way of bringing back ethnic crisis to Warri metropolis because we are peace loving people. So we urge the governor to help us by hastening the compensation exercise.’’