EDPA rallies youths in Ikpoba Okha council for cleanup of Emotan Gardens Estate
The Edo State Development and Property Agency (EDPA) has rallied youths in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area (LGA) on a cleanup of the Emotan Gardens after the destruction caused following the hijack of the #ENDSARS protests in the state.
Speaking to journalists during the clean-up exercise, Executive Chairman, EDPA, Isoken Omo, said youths in ward 8 Ikpoba Okha LGA were engaged on the exercise as part of their efforts to clean up the debris and restore the environment in the estate.
According to her, “We have engaged youths in the area to clean up houses in the estate that were attacked and damaged when hoodlums hijacked the #ENDSARS protests and invaded the estate. The hoodlums ransacked the houses, burnt some of the buildings and damaged a number of the installations.
“We got a good turnout of youths in the area who were on ground to clean the property and surrounding. The debris has been cleared and we are working on repairing the damaged installations.”
She added that the estate which was developed as a joint venture partnership between EDPA and Mixta Africa is the first estate in the state in the last sixteen years, noting that it ought to be a prized asset and not the target of hoodlums looking to destroy government property.