Nasarawa Assembly urges State Govt. to investigate demolition of Angwan Sadi community in Kokona LGA.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has expressed concerned over alleged demolition of Angwan Sadi community in Kokona Local Government Area of the State by some people, who claimed ownership of the landed property.
The House also urged state government to bring perpetrators to book as well as provide relief materials to affected Angwan Sadi area.
Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House made the call in a matter of Public importance brought by¯ Hon Daniel Ogah Ogazi, member representing Kokona East Constituency during the House proceedings today in Lafia.
” I want to appreciate the mover of this motion, Hon Ogazi and all of you for your positive contributions.
” As I used to say we are the voices of our people and we will continue to speak for them.
” It is very very sad, unfortunate as some people are heartless. Anybody that knows God and blood runs in his vein, he will be touched with what the people of Angwan Sadi are going through, ” he said.
The Speaker sympathized with the people of Angwan Sadi over the unfortunate and inhuman attitudes of some people.
” The House is disheartened and condemned the act and we urge the state government to urgently provide relief materials to the community to cushion their plights
” We also urge the state government to urgently investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book to serve as deterrent to others” he said.
According to him, Even if you give Nasarawa State to some people, they will not be satisfied, this is very sad.
The Speaker assured that the House would ensure that justice is done on the matter in the interest of peace and development.
In their separate contributions, Hon Danladi Jatau, Hon Musa Ibrahim, Hon Jacob Kudu, Hon Muhammad Oyanki, Hon Peter Akwe, Rt. Hon Abel Bala, Hon Larry Ven-Bawa and Hon Suleiman Azara supported Hon Ogazi’s motion.
They said that the alleged demolition of the community was inhuman and called for full investigation of the issue.
They also said that the alleged demolition of the community has affected lives, education and other aspects of lives of the people of the community negatively.
Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogah Ogazi, member representing Kokona East Constituency while raising the issue on the matter of public importance said that the people of Angwan Sadi have been rendered homeless due to alleged demolition of the community by some people whom claimed that the land belonged to them.
” Mr Speaker and my Hon colleagues, it was on 15 to 17th September, 2023 that Angwan Sadi community of Kokona LGA was demolished by some people.
” The people of the community said that on that day, they woke up and see security personnel and bulldozer that somebody directed them to demolish the community that the land belonged to them.
” Mr Speaker and Honourable colleagues, this community has been in existence for over 300 years, the records are there for everybody to see, ” he said.
The lawmaker said that two people of the community died as a result of the demolition.
Ogazi urged his colleagues to support him to enable the state government provide relief materials and shelter to the affected community in order to improve on their standard of living.
He added that the people of the community are currently taking refuge in different parts of Kokona local government while some insisted that they will remain in the community and died there.