The FCT administration underneath President Muhammadu Buhari has come underneath heavy criticism for the demolition of Utako village in Abuja.
The demolished village is a suburb within the metropolis centre with shanties housing principally poor households.
However a human rights group says the FCT administration’s motion appears as if it was waging an financial struggle on the poor at a time when inexperienced areas within the metropolis are being allotted cronies.
The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria in an announcement by its Nationwide Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and despatched to DAILY POST stated, “What’s going on now in Abuja is identical with the apartheid coverage in South Africa simply earlier than the brand new South Africa launched a brand new structure which recognises proper to housing as s human proper,”
“In Nigeria, the poor are made homeless and the wealthy helped by the oppressors sporting the garb of a authorities to bastardise the grasp plan,” the group stated.
Recall that the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Tuesday demolished homes at Utako village.
The demotion was carried out to make sure correction of all infractions and abuses of the Abuja Grasp Plan.
The Director of the Division, Malam Muktar Galadima, who led the earlier demolition within the metropolis had on August 12 stated the FCTA wouldn’t condone land racketeering and grabbing.