A group has appealed to the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency release their compensation funds for their farm land being used for the construction of Almajiri Secondary School at Jangebe village in Talata- Mafara local government area of Zamfara State.
The land was taken during the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 for the Almajiri school project.
The leader of the group, Malam Muhammadu Jangebe, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Gusau over the weekend.
According to Malam Muhammadu Jangebe, he his over 51 plots of farm land and between 20 to 30 plots belonging to seven others where the school was constructed were taken over by the Jonathan government for the project, adding that the seizure of their farm lands has put them into serious socio-economic hardship for two years.
Those also affected are; Malam Lawali Jangebe, Malam Audu Jangebe, Malam Danhana Jangebe, Malam Rabi’u Jangebe, Zubairu Jangebe, Malam Ibrahim, and Malam Sa’adu Jangebe..
Malam Jangebe further revealed that, several clarion calls were made to the previous administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and Zamfara State Government about eight months ago for their compensation but to no avail.
He lamented the lukewarm attitude of the present leadership under Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari in addressing the problem despite several efforts to get him to act.
“We’ve contacted those Engineers who constructed the school: Engineer Lawali and Engineer Murtala Ada severally about our problems but they always told us that, our files are in the office of the Governor and unfortunately, we don’t have access to see him. So, we are appealing to President Buhari to come to our aid as quickly as possible,” he stressed.

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