Rivers State Government has reiterated its desire to further demolish the remaining structures in the Abonnema Wharf Waterfront Port Harcourt.
Ibim Semenitari, the commissioner for Information, said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the demolition exercise is in line with the government’s urban renewal programme.
Mrs. Semenitari said the government decided to demolish the structures to ensure security in the area, adding that the exercise would also provide an opportunity for the government to build better structures.
She commended Abonnema Wharf landlords for their commitment and support for government’s urban renewal programme.
The commissioner called on the landlords to collect their outstanding compensation from the Ministry of Justice.
“The government is determined to follow due process on matters of land acquisition for development purposes,” she said.
Mrs. Semenitari appealed to residents in the area not to misconstrue the good intentions of government.