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We are against government entering our community without our knowledge – Enugu community

President-General of Ugwuaji, Awkunanaw Town Union, Enugu South Local Government Area, Engr. Friday Nkwuo, has said his community was never against government taking any part…

President-General of Ugwuaji, Awkunanaw Town Union, Enugu South Local Government Area, Engr. Friday Nkwuo, has said his community was never against government taking any part of their land for development purposes.

Nkwuo said his community was only against governments coming into their community to carry out any development project without their knowledge.

He was reacting to a statement credited to the factional president-general in the community, Chief Sunday Ngene, who said his faction invited the government to their community and develop it.

He emphasised that at no time did they invite government to acquire any portion of their land without negotiating with the community.

He  said it was some members of his community  who engaged in land-grabbing and wanted  to cover their tracks in dirty  land deals that purportedly invited government to come and acquire some portions  of their community land.

Nkwuo said as the president general, anybody or organisation coming into the community without their consent would be doing so to his detriment.

He  urged land speculators to be wary of investing in landed property in the community to avoid  losing their hard-earned money.

He  dismissed the Sunday Ngene-led executive, saying those that formed the parallel executive were just out to grab the community’s land.

He also said that as the town union president, he has been receiving stipend from the government and wondered if the Sunday Ngene-led executive was getting such government privilege.

Reacting to Nkwuo’s claim Sunday Ngene said he has already taken legal action against him..

“I have gotten a court injunction restraining him from parading himself as the president general of Ugwuaji Awkunanaw,” he said.

Ngene also  absolved the Enugu State government of acquiring their land without their consent,  saying that it was the community that invited the Ministry of Housing to develop layouts.