The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) yesterday said preliminary investigations have shown that the plots of land of the demolished 572 housing units in Abuja have been reallocated to senators and members of the House of Representatives.
The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) had in 2012 demolished the housing units situated along airport road belonging to minnanuel investment limited.
Speaking during the hearing of a petition written by Falana & Falana Chambers on behalf of minnanuel investment limited, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) said the plots of land were reallocated to senators and reps who served in the 7th Assembly.
“Our findings have shown that the plots of land were reallocated to members of the FCT committees at the Senate and Reps in last Assembly. It is unfortunate that the members of the committee became the beneficiaries of the plots,” he said. When asked, the director of lands of FCDA, Mainasara Babayo confirmed that the plots have been reallocated but didn’t mention the names of the beneficiaries.
Barrister Sam Ogala of Falana & Falana Chambers said the 572 housing units were completed before the FCDA demolished it.