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BPE warns encroachers on Delta Steel Company properties


The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has warned members of the public to desist from encroaching on the expanse of land in Udu Clan in Delta State conferred on the Delta Steel Company (DSC).

This is according to a statement by the head, Public Communications, Alex Okoh on Monday in Abuja.

According to it, the said land was captured in the Certificate of Occupancy Number 1858 dated August 25, 1982 and conferred on the company for 99 years.

It said that the said land belonged to the Federal Government of Nigeria by compulsory acquisition which compensation was fully paid in accordance with the Land Use Act section 29.

The statement noted that the properties have been encroached upon illegally and advised the public particularly individuals, organisations and communities engaged in illegal dealings on any part of the land to steer clear.

The properties encroached on are “the land around the NITEL mast on top of the flyover terminating at Otor Udu/Ughelli road, the land around the DSC Sewage Lagoon along the DSC Express Road opposite Motor park.

“Others are the Township Extension site, Orhuwhorun and its environs, the Airstrip site, Ovwodokpokpor and its environ, the uncompleted office block on two floors and the DSC Steel Township.

“The Training Centre and its environs with uncompleted buildings, the DSC Township, the EGC Yard and its environs with uncompleted buildings, the DSC Model Primary School 2, the DSC Township and the land off Port-Harcourt Drive and its environs.’’

The Bureau further warned that “anybody who encroaches, buys, leases, develops or otherwise deals with any of the above listed properties without the consent and or authority of the BPE, acting through its accredited agents, Dan Odiete and Company, does so at his or her own risk.

“For the avoidance of any doubt, no sale, lease, hire, transfer and or occupation of any of the mentioned properties can be valid without the consent and authority of BPE through its accredited agents- Dan Odiete and Company duly sought and obtained.

“All trespassers are advised in their own interest to immediately vacate the mentioned DSC properties or approach Dan Odiete and Company to regularise their occupation, failure will lead to eviction and revocation,” it added. (NAN)