Embark on property census, Delta Attorney-General told DDPA Board

Wed Oct 26 2016

The State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor has charged the Board of the Delta Development and Property Authority to ensure that it embarks on comprehensive census and audit of all its property within and outside the State to enable the State Government keep track of all its property and protect them against trespassers.

The Attorney-General gave the charge while receiving in audience the Board Chairman and Directors of the Delta Development and Property Authority, Paul Osaji who paid him a courtesy visit in his Chambers during the week.

Mr. Mrakpor who said a census on all Government property is expedient for ease of tracking as well as protecting them against encroachment and trespassers, observed that the management of property requires diligence as it always associated with serious legal issues. While assuring the Board that the Ministry of Justice will continue to take adequate steps in safeguarding and protecting all Government’s property from been encroached upon, says the Ministry of Justice will take up the additional responsibility of handling all legal issues that may arise.

The Delta Attorney-General charged the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Paul Osaji whom he described as a well experienced and competent professional Architect to take immediate steps in establishing the boundaries of all its property to prevent further encroachment by trespassers.

On the encroachment on one of the property of the Authority located at Kwale the Attorney-General disclosed that the issue that was already a subject of litigation will soon be resolved in an out of court settlement.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Board, Architect Paul Osaji lamented the flagrant  encroachment by trespassers on the Authority’s property within and outside the State with particular reference to its property located at Jeddo, Oreropke, Ughelli, Ogwashi-Uku, Agbor and Amukpe and solicited for the technical assistance of the Ministry to overcome the challenge. He thanked the Attorney-General for the proactive steps taken by his Ministry towards the amicable resolution of the contending issues in respect of the Kwale property of the Authority.

Architect Osaji disclosed that the DDPA Board has already taken proactive measures to forestall further encroachment into his property as the Board has embarked on aggressive advocacy campaigns and regular patrols of its property.

 

Ivovi Aruoriwo

Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Justice

Asaba

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