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Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by obiremy: 11:58am On Oct 24, 2015
FLOOD CONTROL: RSG BEGINS DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES ON WATERWAYS

Takes Exercise to Rumukalagbor Next Week

The Rivers State Government has commenced the demolition of structures which are impeding the free flow of water along the creeks, canals and other waterways in the State.

This move, according to the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) became necessary to avert severe flooding which is already ravaging parts of the State occasioned by heavy rains across the country.

RIWAMA’s Director of Administration, Mr. Ian Gobo who led the operation, stated that the Sole Administrator of the Agency, Bro. Felix Obuah had in the past weeks warned residents and land developers in the State, especially in Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor LGAs not to erect structures on the waterways, adding that the National Meteorological Agency (NIMET) had listed Rivers State among what they called the ‘flash floods location’.

The demolition exercise which began on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, saw the pulling down of two structures which were erected right on the waterway of the Mini Ekere creek in Rumuobiakani, Obio Akpor Local Government Area.

Using a massive swamp boogie for the operation, the RIWAMA officials levelled the structures which were built behind No. 10B Enugu Street, Rumuobiakani.

On Thursday, the team moved to No. 3 Valley Close, Rumuogba, where a one-storey apartment had encroached into the same creek and completely blocked the water channel, a situation that forced the water to veer off its course thus threatening to submerge several buildings along the creek.

Residents of surrounding shanties, including those on the imposing one-storey building watched as the swamp boogie pulled down the fence of the apartment, even as people were seen working anxiously to re-erect another illegal fence on the waterway.

However, to ensure that the law takes its course, Mr. Gobo and some senior health officials of RIWAMA issued an abatement notice of 90 days which they served the owner of No. 3 Valley Close, Rumuogba to enable him move out and also pull down the structure.

The house owner was also issued a stop work order in view of desperate attempts to erect another fence on the waterway.

Some residents from the surrounding shanties in the Creek alleged that there had been attempts by the past administrations in the State to demolish the house but that government officials had compromised and never returned to carry out the demolition.

“This house has existed for over 15 years and past governments had either ignored it or failed to take appropriate action. We are also aware that even his fellow landlords have advised him to cut off the house from the creek so that water could flow on its natural route”, said a resident.

Mr. Ian Gobo later told journalists that the residents around the Rumuogba Estate complained about the heavy flooding following the recent rainfalls, a situation that prompted the inspection and stunning discovery that structures had been erected which obstructed the free flow of water at the Creek.

“This house, 3 Valley Close, Rumuogba Estate is built right at the middle of the river and as a result is diverting the free flow of water from its natural course. It is also creating erosion on the other banks and the people living there are suffering the consequence of the action of the landlord”, Gobo said, adding that these were issues being confronted by RIWAMA on daily basis along the creeks, canals and other waterways.

He advised developers to build within their own confines and not use the waterways as part of their buildings, adding that those who contravened the rules would have themselves to blame.

Mr. Gobo disclosed that the team would by next week, move to the creeks at Rumukalagbor and warned those whose structures have blocked the water ways to remove them before the visit.

“We have reports that so many bridges have been created to access their houses. These bridges have piers and these piers stop the free flow of water” he said, adding that cases of indiscriminate dumping of refuse into the waters also abound.

Signed
Jerry Needam
Special Adviser On Media and Publicity
To The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency
Friday, October 23, 2015

Source: http://trezzy2..com/2015/10/rivers-state-government-begins.html

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by HungerBAD: 12:00pm On Oct 24, 2015
Nice one Governor Wike.

Even if you are a thug, as long as you keep doing the right thing. You will get your praises from people like me.

--Modified--

I praised him before he became the FORMER Governor.

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Mancity26(m): 12:01pm On Oct 24, 2015
keep it up... Nice job, not like nearby state wey no gree pay workers and he wan bribe bishop. #funnynation comedian coming soon

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by MoonChildng: 12:01pm On Oct 24, 2015
I hope he pays some form of compensation
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by benedictnsi(m): 12:02pm On Oct 24, 2015
Alright....... After destruction, let there be construction

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by temitemi1(m): 12:12pm On Oct 24, 2015
Great steps!

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by NICOGRAVITY: 12:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by dustydee: 12:20pm On Oct 24, 2015
Was it not a similar thing Amaechi did that set him on collision course with PEJ?

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Nobody: 12:30pm On Oct 24, 2015
Hypocrisy is when Buhari supports the independence of Palestinians but arrests Nnamdi Kanu for clamouring for Biafra

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by ihatebuhari(f): 1:12pm On Oct 24, 2015
God bless wike
God bless Niger Delta

Shame on buhari and all amajiris
Shame on western slaves

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by gabazin080(m): 1:12pm On Oct 24, 2015
I thought dey said its 2 late to cry wen the head is chopped off
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by oluwafemi113(m): 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
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Wike sorry is too Late





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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by AYOdeji2102: 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by sandrajazmin(f): 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
Kk
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by LordMecuzy(m): 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
The samething Amaechi was doing when Patience Jonathan complained he is pursuing Okirika boys from PH city...

Carry on Wike most criminals got their base there

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Nobody: 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
Tired of all these noisemaking on NL.
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by QuotaSystem: 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
...while Minister Ameachi commences demolition of Wike in Rivers Government House grin

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by missKiffy(f): 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
Wike is going, going, going

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Dottore: 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
He should be more concerned about packing his things away from government house to continue his low life rantings like a thug that he is.

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by ki02020(m): 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
I thought he has been sacked angry

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by kazmanbanjoko(m): 1:13pm On Oct 24, 2015
If you support dakuku, click like. If you support wike, click share. Let the rerun polling vote begin.

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by ikbnice(m): 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
Wike is now working, not fighting again.
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Smartresult(f): 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by listenersky: 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
Is he still the Governor of rivers?

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Moslaw: 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
Nice, it takes guts to lead a state a state and develop it. And this exercise is a show of guts by the governor. Unlike some people pleasers who would rather let those structures remain to their detriment to score cheap political points.

In other words, now that the elections tribunal has ordered a fresh election in Rivers state, Nigerians should brace up for the return of propaganda machines.

Watching with keen attention
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by ikaboy: 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
Campaign don start immediately??

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by jascon1(m): 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
Buhari, I wish all serving governors could be in a hot seat like Wike for complete two years. Nigeria would be transformed
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Mopolchi: 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
I think say dem don comot wike from office. Dis one wey im dey do na post mortem?

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Shedysworld(m): 1:14pm On Oct 24, 2015
Wike's news everywhere
Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by Nobody: 1:15pm On Oct 24, 2015
Euro31:
Hypocrisy is when Buhari supports the independence of Palestinians but arrests Nnamdi Kanu for clamouring for Biafra

That's a logically flawed argument. No foreigner is forcefully occupying the Biafran territory out of their wish. In fact, unlike the Palastainians who have never been given their right to Self Determination, the people occupying what you call Biafran territory today willingly signed a contract to be part of Nigeria.

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Re: Wike Begins Demolition Of Structures On Waterways(photos) by dayojags10(m): 1:15pm On Oct 24, 2015
they definitely gon stop dis work asap

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