The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has been accused of improper land distribution and other infractions in the Jikwoyi, Karu District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), according to the Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN).
Khalil Mohd Bello, the association’s national president, issued a statement to kuryaloaded expressing concern over the claimed allocations, which he claims completely undermine the FCT minister’s recent pledge to respect the original master plan of Abuja.
“Our Association has received disturbing complaints of Land Use Act infractions by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), which completely contradict the recent FCT Minister His Excellency Bar. Hon Nyesom Wike’s pledge to respect the original master plan of Abuja.
It has come to our attention, much to our dismay, that plots within our members’ residential zones were illegally awarded by the prior council Executive Chairman or the predecessors of the present AMAC chairman, in violation of the Land Use Act’s specifications.
This Act recognizes Nigerians who have lived in the same place for over a century as the legal residents of that place, the statement said.
Members of the association, who had lived in relative tranquility in the area for over a century, were said to be greatly distressed by the construction.
For the sake of equity, justice, and fairness, we humbly request that the Honorable Chairman AMAC and the relevant authorities take immediate action by: making an official visit to the area to assess the situation for themselves; and rescinding all illegal allocations made by his predecessors within the residential areas of our members.
We are really worried about the potential threats to our freedom and ability to make a living.
“We trust that this matter will be promptly addressed to prevent potential conflicts and to maintain harmonious relations within our beloved Abuja and Nigeria at large”, KACRAN said.