The Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA) Committee on Housing, Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. (Chief) Ferguson Onwo, has warned individuals and communities to desist from allocating government lands to any interest.
Hon Onwo gave the warning when he led members of the committee on a working visit to the Delta Development and Property Authority, DDPA, office in Asaba.
The Lawmaker said his committee will not tolerate any act of encroachment into government properties across the state and urged the management of DDPA to ensure compliance.
Hon Onwo who represents Isoko South Two Constituency in the House, explained that his committee would take steps to ensuring that government revoke ownership right of all individuals and groups occupying its lands illegally.
He called for greater collaboration between the committee and management of DDPA in order to make the development authority more viable and assured of maximum support.
The General Manager, DDPA, Mr. Charles Esiovwa, commended the Chairman and members of the committee for the visit, stating that it afforded him the opportunity to present some of the challenges confronting the office.
He particularly drew attention of the Lawmakers to the issue of inadequate staffing of the development authority and lack of funds and appealed that the committee assist in that regards.
Mr. Esiovwa stated that the management and staff of DDPA were committed to providing affordable and quality homes for Deltans.
Hon Ferguson Onwo was accompanied on the visit by other members of the committee, including Honorables Pat Ajudua, Moses Anaughe, Hon. Innocent Anidi, Peter Uviejitobor and Asupa Forteta.