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Defending the poor and the unvoiced in our society is a job that should be achieved for God and humanity.

In our world, with about 7 million individuals, the weak and the poor, who’re within the majority, should be shielded from the sturdy and the highly effective.

Sure, there are hundreds of thousands of involved people, non-governmental organizations, company our bodies and authorities businesses, and so forth, on the market doing their bits to defend the poor and the weak.

That is Godly, humanitarian and subsequently acceptable.

In Nigeria, with an estimated inhabitants of 180 million individuals, these helpers turn out to be useful of their 1000’s, if not in hundreds of thousands.

Comrade Olusegun Adeeko, chairman/ lead activist, know your rights initiative, Ikotun, Lagos, is among the many individuals.

He’s sustaining hardline postures in opposition to financial crimes, corrupt practices and human rights abuses. Name him a one-man riot squad, should you care.

On Monday, Adeeko invited me to cowl a peaceable protest by members of his non-governmental group and mechanics at Festac city in Lagos, Nigeria.

The peaceable, placards carrying members of the knorights and mechanics held the protest on the south-west zonal workplace of the Federal Housing Authority in Festac City, Lagos Nigeria.

Their mission was to demand that housing authorities ought to look into the way Mrs Aisha Onotu, allegedly connived with the police in Festac and suspected land grabbers to promote lands on the buffer zone, illegally to individuals.

Background examine by this author revealed that 12 years in the past, officers of the Festac City Resident Affiliation noticed that the housing people had been promoting lands, illegally to some individuals.

The residents dragged the housing authority earlier than a Lagos Excessive Courtroom on November 21, 2005 in swimsuit No: ID/2494/1993.

12 years down authorized battle line, Hon Justice ( Mrs) Y. A Adesanya delivered her judgment and the mechanic union members on the Festac buffer zone had been requested by the courtroom to nonetheless occupy their jobs.

However, knorights chief in a letter dated April 18, 2019, petitioned the impartial corrupt practices fee, requesting that the zonal supervisor of the federal housing authority in south-west Nigeria needs to be investigated.

The supervisor, Onotu is alleged to corroborate with one Thomas Tanimowo to subject hire to unlawful allotees and in addition issuing removing discover to the mechanics to vacate the land, regardless of the excessive courtroom judgment.

This author visited the federal housing authority workplace on Friday to see and listen to from the zonal supervisor on the problem, however was informed the girl has gone out of official task.

The police at numerous ranges in our nation, have been knowledgeable and the nationwide headquarters of the federal housing authority in Abuja, Nigeria, can also be conscious.


Supply by Emmanuel Udom

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