FCT natives demand audit of land allocations by AGIS
The natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), under the auspices of the Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to carry out a total audit of all lands that were allocated by the Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS) to certain groups of people who were allegedly behind fraudulent land allocations.
The natives said through programmes like mass housing, land swap and centenary city projects, the original inhabitants have been shortchanged.
In a statement by the president of the association, Pastor Danladi Jeji, which was issued to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, the natives urged the president to create the office of governor for the FCT and a state house of assembly of the FCT so that they can freely elect those to govern them.
The association decried what it described as continuous marginalization of the FCT natives in key government positions within the federal government, which doubles as their own state government as reflected in Section 299 of the 1999 Constitution as (amended).