Daily Trust (Abuja)

17 January 2013

Nigeria: Displaced Fulanis At Gwako to Be Resettled

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, Tuesday said that N11 million out of N29 million approved for resettlement of victims of the Gwako crisis in Gwagwalada Area Council has been earmarked to resettle displaced Fulanis in their original land. He directed the Executive Secretary of Federal Capital Development Authority, Adamu Ismaila, to within one month provide the Fulanis with land earlier earmarked for grazing at Paikon-Kore area of the territory, adding that a committee be set up to actualize the movement of the normads to their Permanent Grazing Reserve.

The minister who stated this while receiving a final report from a committee set up to review the interim report on the crisis submitted on January 7, said the FCT Legal Department would arrange compensation for the families of the injured and two deceased persons killed during the clash.

He said a technical committee would be set up to look into the 11,824.04 hectares of land allocated to the University of Abuja in order to streamline it to a manageable size in line with the National Universities Commission's guidelines.

The minister further directed that N200,000 be used to clear the premises of the University of Abuja, which was used as temporary camp for the victims.

The Chairman of the Implementation Committee, who is also the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Anthony Ozodinobi, recommended that the police conclude investigations to prosecute the culprits early.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.