Abuja - Edo State has inaugurated a 20-man task force to curb the setting up of illegal structures in the region.
Inaugurating the task force in Benin City, The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, said the task force had been mandated to ensure that order was brought to bear on the development of cities in the State.
He enjoined members of the task force to discharge their duties in a diligent and professional manner.
He pointed out that it is not an avenue to make money or witch hunt.
Ihonvbere warned that any member of the task force caught engaging in unwholesome practice would be prosecuted adding that provisions had been made for them to work with professionals including architects, surveyors, town planners and structural engineers.
The State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Francis Evbuomwan, said the shortfall of the required manpower at the administrative level of the Ministry necessitated the setting up of the task force to help bring sanity to the urban environment in Edo State.
Prince Udo Shaka Momodu will serve as Chairman and Ayamenkhue Edokpolor Secretary of the task force.
Other members include Irubuesi Deji Akenzua, Afuda Theophilus, Frank Ehiosun, Osasu Omoragbon, Jeffery Ehosegbe, Kim Audu, Ojo Asein and Raymond Olaye.
Other are Frank Osamede Obude, Scott Ogbemudia, Douglas Egharevba, Jude Igbinoba and Vinctor Orunwense, Andrew Idahosa as well as Ekhoragbon Bobby James, Henry Enabulele Ojo, Ohehen Femi and Shanu Martins.
- CAJ News