Dan­gote sugar re­fin­ery: Ten­sion in Tunga over de­mo­li­tion of houses

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

There was ten­sion yes­ter­day in Awe Lo­cal gov­ern­ment Area of Nasarawa state over al­leged il­le­gal de­mo­li­tion of houses and eco­nomic trees by the Dan­gote Group of Com­pa­nies in Akoh set­tle­ment in Tunga area of the state

Ad­dress­ing news­men, a for­mer Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Gov­er­nor Tanko Al-Makura on Lo­cal In­te­gra­tion, Fran­cis Yua, de­scribed the ac­tion of the com­pany as il­le­gal, say­ing if the com­mu­nity had been con­tacted, the right thing was for the com­pany to fol­low due process by pay­ing the nec­es­sary com­pen­sa­tion be­fore ac­quir­ing the land as stip­u­lated by the law.

A com­mu­nity leader of Akoh Zaki Mchi­anan Aliebo, said of­fi­cials of Dan­gote in­vaded the com­mu­nity with bull­doz­ers, pulling down eco­nomic trees no­ti­fi­ca­tion.

The Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions Man­ager of the Dan­gote Sugar Re­fin­ery in Tunga, Saidu Muhammed, told news­men that the com­pany was not aware of the de­mo­li­tion, but said ac­tions had been taken on the in­struc­tions of the tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tion in Tunga chief­dom who, ac­cord­ing to him, had re­quested the com­pany’s bull­doz­ers to clear his bound­ary ar­eas.

When con­tacted the Emir of Tunga, Al­haji Muhammed Ibrahim, said that he did not or­der the de­mo­li­tion of the houses in Akoh and Dan­gote com­pany did not no­tify him about it. The said: “The com­pany erred in its ac­tion and I have con­tacted the of­fi­cials of com­pany to com­pen­sate the af­fected com­mu­nity.” houses with­out and any

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