The CCDA, on the 28th of June, 2012 marked the house of the Bayelsa State Governor,Seriake Dickson for demolition for intruding on the Master Plan (MPI) and Right of Way (ROW). The one-storey building owned by the State governor, situate along Opolo/AIT road,Yenagoa, was on Wednesday demolished.
The exercise, which commenced at 12:48 pm was supervised by the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah; Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Lawrence Ehwrudjakpor; Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Deacon Markson Fefegha; Commissioner for State Capital City Development, Mr Konugha Zuwa and other top government functionaries.
Other structures affected included that of the Director- General of State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA), Dr Temple Iluma. The deputy governor said the location of the governor's house obstructed the Right of Way and as a result no compensation would be paid. In line with the development control of the CCDA and urban renewal of the state, he said government awarded contract for the dualisation of the road, stressing that anyone who built structures on the right of way should expect such buildings to be demolished.