Stay off our land until we’re settled – Mega City communities tell Imo govt

Land owners of Avu, Nekede, Ihiagwa and Obinze proposed new mega city, along Owerri Port Harcourt road, have insisted that the Government of Imo State must steer clear of their land which was recently released by the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)  until payments and traditional dues are completed.
Leaders of the families that own the land said this at a harmonization forum organized by the relevant taskforce set by ministry of lands and housing Imo State to address critical matters arising.
According to them, land owners have maintained that it is the due right of individual families who have donated this land for the development of the state and to the benefit of the generality of Owerri West, to be given their dues  and to improve on the percentage benefit as they have requested, hoping to hear from Gov  Rochas Okorocha very soon.
However, the youths of the four communities (Avu, Nekede, Obinze and Ihiagwa) involved, through their spokesman, Mr Princely Onyenwe, expressed happiness and was very thankful to the Rescue Government of Imo State who has released these lands to the original families after 40 years, it was fallow.  The land originally being held by FUTO. They have requested for speedy development and have called on the various communities/families to comply with the directives of the government to survey the land and make ready the claim survey and gazette approval through government approved agents.
The youths demanded their own “marching  ground fee” which is due to them and pleaded with the government to make available the release paper to respective families and the gazette numbers ready to protect the interest of intending developers.

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