“Some Civil Servants Conniving With Land Grabbers Against FCTA” – Wike

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has alleged that some civil servants are aiding the illegal acquisition of land in Abuja by questionable characters.

Wike added that some officials connived with land grabbers to work against the federal government on the issues of lands allocation in the FCT area.

The former governor of Rivers State made this known during a press briefing with newsmen in his office in Abuja, on Tuesday.

He said that they were defrauding people and by buying land in large quantities and reselling to residents, after they might have told the government that the lands were for investments.

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Wike said: “They are conniving with the legal secretariat here.

“Do you know we can sack them? Sack the land administrator? Have you seen the court judgement? Go and read the court judgement and see whether the court says the land is their own?”

“They went to tell the court to say tell FCTA to return our documents they are holding. I met these matters here. They were over 1000 cases on lands.

“As the court says ‘FCTA release their documents’, does that show that you’re entitled to the land? There is no way they would go in there. It is our property!”

“Do you know after they filed a suit against us, they made a deal with the law secretariat. They brought an external lawyer, and the external lawyer will agree with them, and the judgment will be served. I’ve never seen how corrupt human beings can be.

“The point I’m making is that all sentiments that I’m revoking people’s lands (is) by law. Nobody has said you revoked the land because I’m a Yoruba man. Nobody has said you revoke the land because I’m a Hausa man. What has this gotten to do with Igbo? What kind of a crazy, childish sentiment is that?