Bayelsa Development Board seals building for contravention.

Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Board has sealed a property on account of the developer’s alleged blatant refusal to comply with contravention notices served on him by the Board.

Head of Public Relations Unit of the Board, Mr. Imgbi Stanley, in a statement said the property, a one-storey hotel facility is located at the Okaka Housing Estate in Yenagoa.

Speaking during the sealing exercise, Executive Chairman, of the Board, Alabo Gideon Ekeuwei said the developer deliberately refused to comply with directives of the Board, despite enforcement notices served him.

Alabo Ekeuwei, who spoke through Town Planner Tari Ikposo of the Development Control Department of the Board, noted that it was in the year twenty eighteen that staff on routine development control exercise, noticed the construction and engaged the developer by serving all necessary notices but he ignored them all.

The chairman said it was his refusal to comply with the several notices served on him that led the Board to take the developer to Physical Planning and Development Tribunal; still he also refused to honour court summons as well as all the hearings.

Alabo Ekeuwei said in view of the above, the Board secured a court order to seal the property.

He however used the medium to admonish land developers to always approach the Board for required approvals before embarking on any development in the state.