So, the General Manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority, Mr Chima Anozie is telling everyone who has an ear that the government would not compensate owners of illegal structures demolished in the Imo capital.
Anozie told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recently that there was a need for developers to make relevant consultations before erecting any building in the state capital.
He said such developers should submit building plans to the agency before embarking on such building.
The general manager added that the government would soon move against houses built on demarcated open spaces and drainage channels.
He said the agency followed the due process in demolition of houses by serving their owners with an order through a court bailiff.
Anozie further said the agency would continue to obtain court orders before demolishing illegal structures, adding that the owners of such structures would not get any compensation from the government.