Natives of Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, have called on the House of Representatives to extend the probe on the land swap deal to that of the Centenary City project.
'Extend probe to centenary city', Abuja natives to reps
Members of the Green Chamber had last week invited the immediate past minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed over the land swap policy carried out by his administration.
Members of the Green Chamber had last week invited the immediate past minister of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ), Senator Bala Mohammed over the land swap policy carried out by his administration.
But the locals through their spokesman, who is also the Magajin Garki, Mr Joel Yazegbe, urged the lawmakers to beam its searchlight to the purported resettlement of locals that were asked to leave their communities for the building of the centenary city.
The community said compensation of Garki village and other communities in the territory should be properly looked at by the House of Representatives members.
Yazegbe said despite different budgets been approved, there was no time compensation for lands, houses were paid to the affected indigenous people.
"In Garki, Akpajenya and Apo communities, 90 percent of names that appeared on the resettlement exercise carried out by the FCDA officials were unknown names to the communities," Yazegbe alleged.
The community commended steps taken by the new FCT Minister, Bello Muhammed, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari is God sent to the Abuja indigenes.
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