Cabi­net: Group meets over ex­clu­sion of FCT na­tives

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A group, un­der the aus­pices of the North Cen­tral Con­sul­ta­tive As­sem­bly (NOCCA), has sum­moned its ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers for an emer­gency meet­ing to de­lib­er­ate the ex­clu­sion of na­tives of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) from Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s list of cabi­net mem­bers.

In a state­ment signed by the di­rec­tor gen­eral of the as­sem­bly, Al­haji Mo­hammed Alfa, and made avail­able to news­men in Abuja on Satur­day, the group, said it was not happy with the con­tin­u­ous ex­clu­sion of na­tives of the FCT from the fed­eral ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil by suc­ces­sive ad­min­is­tra­tions.

The group said it con­sid­ers such ac­tion as an act of in­jus­tice to the en­tire North Cen­tral states, es­pe­cially the na­tives of the ter­ri­tory.

It stated that sub­se­quent ad­min­is­tra­tions had con­tin­ued to deny the in­dige­nous peo­ple of the FCT the right of be­ing ap­pointed into the fed­eral cabi­net. “It was in the light of the above, that NOCCA sum­moned its ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers for an emer­gency meet­ing to brain­storm on the way for­ward and

to an­a­lyze the con­sti­tu­tional po­si­tion of the FCT.

“Thus, the meet­ing would for­ward its po­si­tion to Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari through a pow­er­ful del­e­ga­tion from the North Cen­tral zone,” the state­ment con­cluded.

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