Again, Cross River Government Issues Warning To Owners Of Structures Under Power Lines

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The Cross River State Government has again issued a warning to owners of structures under power lines in the capital city of Calabar.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. Rosemary Archibong directed residents and owners of the structures to evacuate them or face appropriate sanctions

“The State Government has observed with dismay the flagrant abuse of the right of way of PHED High Tension Lines by some members of the public despite several calls and directives by Government Agencies that they desist from building any structure or carryout trading under High Tension Lines,” the statement read.

It continued: “Structures like: buildings, shops, drinking parlours, viewing centres and trading activities along; Ika-Ika Oqua market, Atekong Avenue by Marian, Akim market, Etta Agbor, UNICAL Gate, Atimbo by Access Road, Nyanghasang, Goldie/Mount Zion, Barracks Road/Bogobiri Suya Arcade, 8 Miles market by First Bank, Old Odukpani Road, Essien Town, Ikot Ishie, Ikot Ansa, Old Odukpani Road, Ikot Effanga and Eburutu Barracks Junctions contravene safety standards and thereby puts the lives of citizens at risk of electrocution.

“Government hereby strongly advises all concerned to as a matter of urgency, in their own interest, remove every structure under high tension cables in Calabar or face appropriate sanctions.

“Every life is important to this Government and must be protected.”

Following the electrocution of eight victims at Nyanghasang community in 2016, the state had warned that it will demolish similar structures but never did.

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