The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) hinted on Tuesday that plots of land on which 572 Housing Units in Abuja were demolished in 2012 by the Federal Capital Development Authority ( FCDA), have been re-allocated to some Senators and members of House of Representatives.
The FCDA had in 2012 demolished the housing units situated along Abuja Airport belonging to minnanuel investment limited.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Dino Melaye ( APC Kogi West) who have the hint during the hearing of a petition written by Falana & Falana Chambers on behalf of minnanuel investment limited and forwarded to the committee said the plots of land were reallocated to Senators and Reps who served in the 7th National Assembly, based on findings from preliminary investigations made by our committee.
Melaye said, “Our findings have shown that the plots of land were reallocated to members of the FCT committees at both the Senate and House of Representatives in the last Assembly. It is unfortunate that the members of the committee became the beneficiaries of the plots.
“You destroyed the 572 houses and allocated it to Senators and Reps. This is not acceptable, we will investigate it and we will order the revocation of the lands. The Senators act is criminal and absurd”.
When asked, the director of lands of FCDA, Mainasara Babayo confirmed that the plots have been reallocated. He however didn’t mention the names of the beneficiaries.
Earlier while speaking on behalf of the petitioners, Barrister Sam Ogala of Falana & Falana Chambers said the 572 housing units were completed before the FCDA demolished it.