By David Aduge-Ani, Abuja
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai has lamented
the continuous encroachment on some land granted to the Nigerian Army
upon the relocation of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to Abuja.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to the minister of the FCT,
Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Buratai solicited the intervention of the
FCT Administration in the efforts of the Nigerian Army to recover and
commence development of some of the land.
He maintained that the Nigerian Army is a responsible agency that
believes in due process and would not take advantage of its position
to lord it over people.
While commending the administration for its efforts in infrastructural
development, Buratai also called on the FCT authorities to help it
recover these plots of land
Responding, the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello commended the Nigerian Army for its recourse to due process in the resolution of cases of encroachments on some of its properties in the FCT.
While pledging to work with relevant military department to seek
lawful and amicable resolutions of these issues, Bello noted that the
issues of encroachment on military land are one of the issues the
administration inherited upon assumption of office.
He maintained that the solutions for these problems must be found
within the framework of the laws and the documents creating Abuja,
which, according to him, is the Master-plan.