Member representing, Suleja, Tafa and Gurara Federal Constituency, Abubakar Lado Suleja, said Suleja people are demanding N30 billion from the federal government as compensation for over 800sq km of land named Abuja and carved out from Suleja. The lawmaker disclosed this in an exclusive interview with some newsmen in Minna after presenting his scorecard before the Niger State Executive Council. He said this become necessary following decades of non-implementation of the 1976 Akinode Aguda panel report committee on the movement of FCT to the centre. The legislator added that the committee recommended the establishment of the National Youth Development Center, National Tourism Devt Centre, Federal Medical Center and Civil Service Training Institute in Suleja in which none was implemented. Lado noted that he has moved a motion that got the House resolution demanding for the said compensation, as well as moved a motion on the need for the completion of the Small Earth Dam 1 Lefu and Water Resources in Madalla and Sabon Wuse, Gurara and Tafa Local Governments. He reiterated the commitment to sustain the tempo throughout his tenure at the lower chamber of the national assembly hence will soon invite the governor and his team when he will distribute empowerment materials and equipment worth over N100 million to successful applicants. He stressed that he has systematically affected lives in the three local governments that he represents in the areas of foreign and local scholarship, especially health services that they are presently lacking. He noted that his programmes are carried out regardless of faith or gender which include: infrastructural development of schools, roads water, rural electrification, subsidies to farmers and skills acquisition and vocational training of over 4,500 applicants. Earlier, the Niger State Governor, AlhajiAbubakar Sani Bello, said his administration will continue to support and partner with any lawmaker that executes projects capable of impacting directly on the lives of citizens positively. He lauded the efforts of the lawmaker for his various constituency projects which has direct bearing on the lives of the ordinary people, especially youths and enjoined other legislators in the state to emulate the kind gesture. The governor added that if similar developments are carried out by other lawmakers the problems associated with the present recession would minimise tremendously.


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