Nigerian Women for Grassroots Development, NWGD, has asked for priority to be given to earlier allottees of the Wuye district market in the federal capital territory, FCT, Abuja.
The women group also requested for the intervention of the FCT administration and FCT police, asking them to do the needful by allocating the shops to the genuine allotees who have made all the necessary payment to the FCT administration.
Recall that the market was built by All Purpose Shelters Nigeria limited through a loan secured from Eco bank and first bank for the purpose of Build and Transfer arrangement.
The women in their demand cautioned against some form of blackmails by some group of individual who had approached the court in a suit number CV/440/2012, claiming to be the original allottees, claiming to have paid N2, 000 to All Purpose Shelter Limited as administrative charges.
However, the President and Secretary of the group, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu and Olatoyin Adeniji, respectively in a statement made available to Nigerian Pilot in Abuja yesterday, noted that the plaintiff had threatened that they won’t allow anybody else to own or use the entire market if they cannot be allow to own the shop, having claimed to have made all the necessary financial payment to FCT administration.
The women leaders said, “Their claim was that the FCT administration 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 with 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 women group fear hat some people are playing some well written script to satisfy the selfish desire of some people, thereby requesting that the FCT administration and the Police quickly intervene to avoid breakdown of law and order.
The women explained that the allotees, numbering 1000, who were given allocation in the market earlier with provisional offer letters have met with the payment requirement of the shops, thus complying with the procedure and court order.
The women called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase and the FCT Administration, FCTA to set up a conducive environment for All Purpose Shelter limited to recoup their money from eligible Nigerians who are willing to do the needful.
Also, the women noted that the defiant allottees have never paid any fee/charges whatsoever to All Purpose Shelters Limited, APSL, as they claimed and APSL have neither requested any charges from the plaintiffs.

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