How Jonathan, Adoke, 28 Others Shared Abuja Recreation Centre Land- Senate Panel
A Senate panel, today, threatened to order the revocation of plots of land said to have been allocated to former President Goodluck Jonathan and 29 others in Maitama district of Abuja.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory ( FCT Abuja), Senator Dino Melaye who issued the threat during the budget defence of FCT administration, headed by the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, did so on the ground that plots of land in a reserved area for recreation were allotted to Jonathan and others.
Insisting that the plots of land allocated to Jonathan and others in the Maitama District fall within an area designated for erection of tourist structure for foreign visitors, Melaye said that his committee had directed that work should stop on-going construction and buildings in the area.
Melaye named former Justice Minister and Attorney-General of the Federation, Muhammed Bello Adoke;? former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda; acting National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus; late National Security Adviser under Jonathan, Gen. Andrew Owoeye Azazi among others, as beneficiaries of plots of land in the area.
Following Senate’s directive to all its standing committees last week to embark on oversight functions of agencies of government under them, Senator Melaye had stormed the plots of land in Maitama district along with members of his committee where they saw workers erecting structures on them.
Beside ordering the workers to stop work, the committee also summoned the FCT Minister to appear before them on the matter which he did today along with his Ministry’s Budget Defence.