Written by Austine ELEMUE

Resettlement: FCDA takes awareness campaign to stakeholders

To pave way for seamless resettlement exercise, the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, officials has taken its sensitization campaign to original inhabitants of Garki chiefdom. 

Officials of the FCDA along with other city managers interacted with hundreds of stakeholders from Apo, Akpmajenya and Garki villages inside the Sa'peyi of Garki palace on the planned relocation of the people to Apo resettlement area. 

This is coming against the backdrop of reinvigorated effort towards relocating original inhabitants of Garki chiefdom to Apo resettlement area.

Leader of the delegation, director, FCDA Resettlement and Compensation Department, Alh. Baba-Kura Umar, told the gathering that following a directive by FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, an expanded implementation committee was set up to ensure seamless relocation exercise. 

Umar disclosed that the government has since commenced issuance of letters of intent to the original inhabitants of Garki, warning that the document is not transferable. 

He opined that the exercise will be in phases, hence the need for the affected people to be patient as everyone will be properly carried along.   Responding, Sa'peyi of Garki, Alh. Usman Nga-Kupi, who expressed satisfaction with the resettlement plan thanked stakeholders for their cooperation in the process. 

"Don't sell your papers, because it will amount to selling your children's future, as community leaders will not intervene in anyway. Those who have gotten their letters of intent should protect it jealously, to prevent losing and damaging such," he stressed.     

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