FCT na­tives de­mand au­dit of land al­lo­ca­tions by AGIS

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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).

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