By Our Reporter
Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Hon (Dr) Michael Tidi, Monday, inaugurated a special task force for beautifying the council area, and removal of illegal structures to ensure free flow of traffic.
The team was mandated to evacuate all illegal dump sites in Warri South Local Government Area, stop further dumping of refuse on such spots, and to tow away all abandoned vehicles on the streets of the city – especially in Hausa quarters and Igbudu market.
The group’s other terms of reference include; stopping indiscriminate dumping of refuse and removal of illegal structures, including banners and billboards.
The task force which has Mr Kenneth George as chairman; has three months to carry out the assignment.
“Your terms of reference include removal of all illegal structures and banners and bill boards should be pulled down. We are not a lawless council area”, the chairman said.
“Good enough the Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Areas Development Agency, is already helping us with clearing some of the drainages.
“As a Council we are encouraging the Task Force to help us ensure that all the drainages in Warri are cleared.
“We are not ignorant of the law as regards motor parks. Some of them are private parks but you will have to identify the illegal parks in this council and close them down,” he added.
Dr Tidi also mandated the task force to relocate all traders shading their wares on roadsides and median of the roads to the markets.
The council boss said, mobile courts will be set up to try offenders, and appealed to lawyers and security agents to support the council in their quest to enforce the environmental laws of the council.