Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta State Government has directed religious bodies in the state to hold services more than ones but with strict compliance with the Covid19 protocols, urging them to help the government in sensitizing the citizens against the pandemic.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu who briefed journalists on Monday in Asaba warned, that despite the fact that the Covid19 curve is being flattened, there is the needs for strict compliance with the presidential protocols.
Aniagwu however, warned communities across the state, especially youths to desist from collection of illegal levies (otherwise known as ‘deve’) from land developers, insisting that the trend was driving prospective investors away from the state.
He said, “I want to plead with our youths all over the state that enough is enough for the “deve” syndrome. Because the government will not hesitate to ensure those who indulged in it are punished.
“This is a very crucial matter because access to land is crucial in attracting and retaining private investors.”
Recall that in August 2018 the Governor had signed into law “Delta State Public and Private Properties Protection Bill 2018” a bill criminalising the illegal and forceful collection of levies also known as ‘deve’ from public and private developers in the state.
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