Members of Barwa Layout Land Owners Association, Kuje, Abuja, have threatened to sue the Federal Capital Tertiary Administration, FCTA, over alleged plans to revoke lands already allocated to them in Barwa Layout, Kuje.
Chairman of the association, Chief Tobias Obiechina, who addressed newsmen yesterday, argued that the land was earlier allocated to people of the area by the authorities, including those repurchased from allottees since 2003, after a thorough legal search, recertification and full documentation.
He said the land is allegedly being reallocated by the same ministry through fresh allocation papers to other people by the FCT authorities on the claim that the said land had been revoked as part of government plans to build a centenary village on it.
“We saw different people coming to show us different allocation papers. If it is not for the selfish interest of a few, on whose overriding interest is the present action serving? They revoked the land and shared it amongst themselves. We will resist this injustice and go to court to seek redress,” he said.
The chairman, who further recalled that the same land grab scenario was orchestrated in Lugbe I extension, which they now converted to Rivpark gardens and housing estates, called on the incoming administration of General Muhammad Buhari to revisit the issue of land administration in Abuja with a view to redressing several injustices meted out to genuine land owners in the territory.
“We are seeking the intervention of the incoming government to reverse this injustice, they should stop fresh allocations. We want to remain where we are,” Chief Obiechina said.
The issue of land allocations and ownership in the FCT has remained intractable for quite some time now.
It would be recalled that the recent controversy regarding the acquisition of choice land around the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by top government officials has resulted to series of controversies.

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