BY CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA

It was free flow of tears on Friday and Saturday, respectively, as bulldozers and other destruction equipment stormed The ever busy bank road in Owerri, the Imo State capital, demolishing parameter fences, housing financial institutions in the state capital .

The demolition, the government through the chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo had said was the Governor Rochas Okorocha's Urban Renewal program, which was aimed at beautifying the state capital.

The equipment with stern looking men, arrived busy road and proceeded in demolishing the fences of Eco Bank, Rochas foundation building, Zenith and access banks, and others, respectively.

Other structures closer to the tarred road were also brought to the rubble by the rampaging machines.

People, especially staff members of the financial institutions watched helpless, as the structures were brought down.

The demolition exercise equally caused major traffic gridlocks within Okigwe, Wetheral, Mbari, government and bank road - roads.

The staff members of the affected buildings could but work towards making sure that the leveled down bricks did not  damage other standing structures, as they paved ways for customers to access the banks for transactions.

Other banks, like Zenith did not waste any time in reconstructing new parameters fences as approved by the government Agents.

The demolition exercises had seen other parts of Owerri affected, with buildings, shops and business outlets being demolished.

Affected people had cried, alleging that no notice was served on them to remove their business outlets, even as they claimed that the government did not pay them any compensations.




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