The Edo State Commissioner for Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Development, Isoken Omo, has said the Operation Plan Edo (OPE) team will begin operations in Oghogobi Community, Benin City, on Thursday.
The commissioner, who disclosed this after the Weekly State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting on Wednesday, noted that the exercise is a continuation of the OPE, an exercise that has been conducted in Ugbor, Amagba and Ekai communities in the Benin metropolis.
According to her, “We are extending the OPE project to Oghogobi community after an impressive exercise in Amagba, Ugbor and Ekai communities.
“For the exercise, we need landlords in Oghogobi Community to present themselves for recertification and confirmation of their building plans and other approvals in line with extant laws in the state.
“We plead for the cooperation of the residents as our officials visit their premises to check for their documents and serve notices. Their support is necessary for a seamless exercise."
“The OPE is intended to ensure that buildings and developments across the state adhere to government regulations in line with the Edo Regional Development Plan and Benin Urban Master Plan,” the commissioner added.