Unauthorized occupants of properties belonging to Abak Local Government have been given fourteen days to vacate as the council plans to put the concerned assets to use for the overall good of the people of Abak.
The Abak Local Government’s Asset, Liability and Property Recovery Committee gave the ultimatum in a statement signed by the chairman, Mr. Uduak Edem and Secretary, Barrister Sharon Ekong.
The statement lists the properties to include, ten point two-eight-two hectares of land at Midim waterside and three point nine-two-seven hectares of land behind the Security village in Oku Abak.
Others are the Abak Local Government land and other properties located behind Abak shopping Mall, and the Local Education Authority opposite the council secretariat Abak and council land located behind the local government stadium Abak.
The statement indicates that the vacation notice takes effect from Wednesday 17, February, 2021 and advised illegal occupants to take advantage of the fourteen days window to relocate or be ready to face the full weight of the law.
The Committee however calls on those claiming any interest to any of the listed properties to appear before the Abak Local Government Asset, Liability and property Recovery Committee with relevant documents to back up their claims on the scheduled dates.
Tuesday February 23, 2021 at ten am has been fixed for claimants occupying government property at Midim waterside while those with claims in connection with security village Oku Abak will be attended to on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 10am.
Others with claims in connection with government property behind Abak shopping Mall and the Local Education Authority, opposite Council secretariat, are to appear before the committee Tuesday, March second, 2021, while Wednesday third March is scheduled for those with claims related to the Government land behind Abak stadium at 10am.
Venue for all the meetings is Works Department, Abak Local Government Council, Abak.
It will be recalled that the chairman of Abak Local government Council, Pastor Ekerette Inyang had on January 19, 2021, inauguratedan eight-man Asset, liability and property Recovery Committee to see to the recovery of all government properties and asssets illegally occupied by individuals or groups and return same to the Local Government.