The Public Complaints Fee (PCC) has referred to as on the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello to droop the continual demolition of homes within the nation’s capital pending the investigation of the petition by the natives of Abuja.
The fee made the decision following the current demolition of buildings at Iddo Sarki group alongside Airport Highway and different elements of Abuja by the Improvement Management Division of the Federal Capital Improvement Authority (FCDA).
This was disclosed on Sunday by the FCT Commissioner, Dalhatu Ezekiel whereas addressing journalists in Abuja following a petition by the Coalition of FCT Indigenous Associations.
The petition alleged that the FCT Administration has engaged in an indiscriminate demolition of homes within the territory.
The petition learn, “We have now discovered it pertinent to carry to your discover once more the undemocratic behaviour of some brokers of the Federal Capital Territory Administration via the Division of Improvement Management.
“It’s disheartening that solely these communities particularly; Ido, Ido Sarki, Kpakuru, Tunga Maje have trended in our petitions within the final two years towards the federal government’s incessant high-handedness to FCT natives.
“Herein, we diligently submit that the Improvement Management of FCTA is unjustly and indiscriminately demolishing the abodes of FCT natives beneath the guise of non-allocation of the land to the communities regardless that it’s a case of ancestral settlement.
“The identical Improvement Management that doesn’t see the large unlawful structural improvement by the Nigerian army on the communities unallocated lands as proclaimed by the Minister of FCT.
“We, subsequently, imagine this motion of Improvement Management is unlawful and being perpetrated by some rogue officers within the division. Additionally, we use this chance to name the eye of the Honourable Minister of FCT via the FCT Public Complaints Fee to intervene and forestall any attainable breakdown of regulation and order for the advantage of the FCT.”
Talking to newsmen in Abuja, Dalhatu Ezekiel urged the Minister to comply with due course of and have interaction the stakeholders on the train.
He added that the fee is empowered by the structure to direct any safety businesses and authorities officers to cease motion on any points introduced earlier than it to resolve it amicably.
In keeping with him, “As a fee that’s empowered by the structure to behave swiftly on any criticism that’s tabled earlier than us to resolve them and to have a typical floor with out prejudice or being sentimental, we are going to give the FCT the chance to reply to a few of these petitions raised by the natives and residents of Iddo Sarki.
“To the truth that their houses have been demolished with out due course of and stakeholders engagement, we urge FCT Administration to carry additional proceedings therefore have the weighty petition to remain motion on the demolition to allow us to discover a strategy to resolve it.”
“We would like a state of affairs the place the FCT Administration will interact the stakeholders from conventional rulers, AMAC Chairman, Home of Representatives members, Senators and others with a view to resolving this matter in a approach that can have a human face as a result of we’re in a democracy and these individuals are your residents”.