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The State Government is to create two additional Development Authorities to coordinate structural developments and urban renewal of Onitsha and Nnewi.
Governor Willie Obiano disclosed this at the EXCO Chambers of the Government House in Awka when he inaugurated an eight-member State Physical Planning Board.
The Board which has Mr. Chike Maduekwe as its Chairman, has major among its terms of reference, to control and coordinate structural development activities across the state.
Inaugurating the Board, Governor Obiano said the greater Onitsha and Nnewi Development Authorities, will work like the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, to ensure that only approved structures are erected in the cities and that illegally constructed buildings are pulled down to make for proper town planning.
The Governor charged members of the Physical Planning Board to immediately hit the ground running, urging them to shun corrupt practices as his government will have eyes on the ground to fish out corrupt members for onward prosecution.
Governor Obiano pledged his government's support to enable the Board deliver on its mandate.
Responding, the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Maduekwe, promised that they will work in line with the vision of the present administration to create model cities in the State.
According to him, with the composition of the Board, there is no doubt as to whether they will deliver.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS