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I felt deep concern – Ohanaeze President, Iwuanyanwu reacts to demolition of Igbo man’s property


The President Normal of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has condemned the demolition of properties valued at over N11 billion belonging to Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, led by the Minister, Nyesom Wike.

He spoke when leaders of the Igbo Neighborhood Meeting paid him a go to in his workplace in Abuja.

Ukachukwu had accused Wike of ordering the demolition with none court docket order regardless of two pending legitimate court docket orders from separate courts stopping him and the FCT administration from tampering with the property.

The Anambra-born businessman referred to as on President Bola Tinubu to intervene and save the multi-million-naira invested within the property.

Nonetheless, the Minister responded, saying the land allotted to Ukachukwu didn’t have the approval of any minister.

The FCT minister mentioned the land-grabbing in Abuja was turning into rampant as a result of some officers within the land division of his ministry had compromised.

However Iwuanyanwu condemned the demolition, saying, “I perceive that properties valued at over N11 billion have been demolished.

“Nicholas Ukachukwu is an exceptionally patriotic Nigerian who has invested vital time and assets into growing Abuja.

“The contribution of the Igbos to Abuja’s growth can’t be neglected, and amongst such contributors, younger males like Nicholas Ukachukwu have to be remembered,” Chief Iwuanyanwu said.

Iwuanyanwu mentioned, “When he shared his grievances with me, I felt a deep sense of compassion and an urge to behave.

“Anybody who invests billions of Naira in Abuja certainly does so as a result of they imagine within the unity of Nigeria and are devoted to its prosperity. This can be a matter of concern for me.”

Chief Iwuanyanwu appealed to the Igbo Neighborhood Meeting Abuja to cancel the one-week deadline given to the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, and droop any additional motion till the matter was resolved.

“Don’t proceed with any demonstrations, as they might result in violence, lack of life, and property harm. Permit me to look into this matter.

“After I’ve performed so, I’ll convene with you as soon as extra. Droop any motion till I’ve explored each avenue to settle this dispute,” he appealed.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Igbo Neighborhood Meeting Abuja, Hon. Ositadinma Nwoye, condemned the demolition, stating that the FCT Minister claimed there have been no supporting paperwork, regardless of presenting all vital paperwork for the demolished N11 billion property.

“We offered all the mandatory paperwork, and we’re ready to current our case to any authority. We had issued a one-week ultimatum throughout a world press convention three weeks in the past, which the Minister didn’t honor.

“Now confronted with confrontation, we’ve got determined to pause our plans to protest till we obtain steering from you,” he mentioned.

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