Abuja land allocated to Jonathan, Yuguda, others violate masterplan – Melaye

Dino Melaye

The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan and 29 others were allocated plots of land in violation of Abuja Masterplan.

The chairman of the committee, Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi State), made the claim during a budget defence by the FCT ministry led by its Minister, Muhammed Bello, on Friday.

The committee threatened to order “immediate revocation” of the affected plots of land located in the Maitama District of the federal capital territory.

Mr. Melaye said the plots of land allocated to Jonathan and others in the Maitama District fell within a reserved area planned to host tourist centres for foreign visitors.

He listed other beneficiaries of similar plots to include late National Security Adviser, Andrew Okoye Azazi; former Justice Minister and Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Bello Adoke;‎ former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda; and the acting National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus.

Mr. Melaye said the committee on FCT visited the area and saw workers erecting structures on the plots.

He said that the committee had directed that work should stop on construction of buildings in the area.

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