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Senate threatens revocation of lands allocated to Jonathan, ors



The threat was issued by Senator Dino Melaye during a budget defence meeting between the committee and the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello.


Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT Abuja) has threatened to order for revocation of plots of land said to have been allocated to former President Goodluck Jonathan and 29 others in Maitama district of Abuja on the basis of being on a reserved area.

The threat was issued by its Chairman, Senator Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West) during a budget defence meeting between the committee and the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello.

According to him, the plots of land allocated to Jonathan and others in the Maitama District fall within an area designated for erection of tourist structure for foreign visitors.

He announced that his committee had directed that work should stop on construction and buildings on the area.

He  listed former Justice Minister and Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Bello Adoke; former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda; acting National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus; late National Security Adviser, Andrew Okoye Azazi etc, as beneficiaries of plots of land in the area.

Melaye had, on the strength of Senate’s directive to all its standing committees last week to embark on oversight functions of agencies of government under them, stormed the plots of land in Maitama district along with members of his committee where they saw workers erecting structures on them.

Aside ordering the workers to stop work, they also summoned the FCT Minister to appear before them on the matter which he did yesterday along with his budget Defence.

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