Delta State Government on Monday commenced the demolition of illegal structures blocking waterways in different major cities in the state starting with Warri and Effurun in Warri South and Uvwie local government areas of the state.
As early as 9am, the demolition squad comprising officials from the Office of the Director-General, Special Duties, Delta State Government House; Ministry of Urban and Regional Planning as well as the Ministry of Justice, among others, were on the ground with a heavy-duty bulldozer
at the Ugboroke community where the major canal that passes through the locality had been blocked by some illegal structures.
The exercise started around noon after occupants of some of the affected structures had packed out some of their belongings.
The demolition squad later operated at Ekpan community where some illegal structures blocking the waterways were also pulled down