By Gracia Obi
The Emir of Suleja,Alhaji Awwal Ibrahim has lamented that the Federal Government was yet to compensate the natives who moved out in the early days of establishing a new FCT.
Speaking with Newsdiaryonline at the just concluded celebration of his 20th anniversary in his palace, he said that some people who were able to move out from Abuja to settle in Suleja were not compensated by the Federal Government.
“We struggled for .. payment of compensations, but we never ever ensured the progress of these people wherever they might find themselves; if we had a better foresight, perhaps our demand to the FG would have been different,” he said.
“Like I said these people have been uprooted from their natural habitat and brought up here; we struggled, welcomed them, settle with them, but they should have been well looked after to ensure that they see progress themselves”.
In an optimistic way, he said the Niger state government is up and doing to ensure that the FG fulfilled its promise to compensate the people.
“So the question of compensation is still on the table, I am sure the Niger state will do something about it to ensure at least some justice is done to the people”