Women seek ac­tion on Wuye mar­ket

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - By Us­man A. Bello

Women group, Nige­rian Women for Grass­roots De­vel­op­ment (NWGD) has called on the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FCTA) to step up ac­tion in res­o­lu­tion of mat­ters con­cern­ing the Wuye Ul­tra Mod­ern Mar­ket so traders who have no trou­ble with the de­vel­oper can open their shops for busi­ness.

The women group said many al­lot­tees have met all the cri­te­ria set in the mar­ket and so they should not suf­fer for what is no fault of theirs.

Wuye Ul­tra Mod­ern Mar­ket was de­vel­oped by All Pur­pose Shel­ters Nige­ria Lim­ited through a Pub­lic Pri­vate Part­ner­ship with FCTA through Abuja In­vest­ments Com­pany Lim­ited (AICL).

The women called for “end to black­mail” by in­di­vid­u­als who do not mean well, say­ing ev­ery­body knows the true state of af­fairs about the mar­ket and so they should al­low rea­son to pre­vail.

The pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary of the group, Maimuna Aliyu and Ola­toyin Adeniji re­spec­tively said in a state­ment on Fri­day that the plain­tiffs (ag­grieved traders) had threat­ened that they would not al­low any­body else use the mar­ket if they are not al­lowed ac­cess to the mar­ket.

“Their claim was that the FCTA had given them pro­vi­sional of­fer let­ter in 2002 and they were asked to pay ad­min­is­tra­tive charges rang­ing from N2,000, N5,000, N8,000 and N20,000 to Aso Sav­ings and Loans Lim­ited as they claimed was in their of­fer let­ter.

“With this they fur­ther claimed to have met the financial obli­ga­tions to own the mar­ket and thus, there is no need to wait for FCTA to show them their re­spec­tive shops but to pos­sess it through self help,” the state­ment read.

The group noted that some peo­ple are play­ing a script to sat­isfy self­ish de­sires.

They urged FCTA and the po­lice to quickly in­ter­vene to avoid breakdown of law and or­der.

The women said 1,000 al­lo­tees who were given al­lo­ca­tion in the mar­ket with pro­vi­sional of­fer let­ters have met re­quire­ments for shop own­er­ship.

In all this, ac­cord­ing to the women, it is those who have com­plied with re­quire­ments for own­ing shops and the All Pur­pose Shel­ters Lim­ited that are at a loss.

As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager, Haven Homes Ms Ufuoma Ukueku makes ac­cep­tance speech at the Most Af­ford­able De­vel­oper Award at the Real Es­tate Unite re­cently in Lagos

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