By Nwogha Ndubuisi Andy
Secretary to the state Government and Coordinating Commissioner, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, said that Ebonyi state government has concluded its plan to acquired the disputed land at Eigba in Abakaliki lonycal government and Enyibichiri in Ikwo local government in order to restore permanent peace in the warring communities.
Dr. Ugbala stated this while briefing journalists about the outcome of the Executives Council Meeting at Exco chamber Old Government House Abakaliki.
He stated that EXCO has resolved to acquired the disputed land in line with the extant laws and distributed it to the same communities to ensure lasting peace in the area, and noted that Ebonyi state government has directed ministry of land under the supervision of his office to acquire the land and distribute it to both communities in line with the agreement that the stream called Akwa- nwere- onweya by Izzi people and Ngele- echi by lkwo people should be their boundary.
The SSG said that EXCO has directed the Deputy Governor of the state, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe as a matter of urgency to set up five man committee to investigate the alleged human rights violation at Amasiri in Afikpo North Local Government Area with a view of unraveling the remote and immediate cause and acts of human rights violation recently reported.
According to him, “Because we are concerned with the welfare right of our people”.
He, however, said that the state government has reiterated its resolve to solve the problem in Afikpo South Local Government Area that led to recent lost of lives in the area.
He further noted that N25.9m has been approved by the EXCO for the funding of the next segment of the airport project and therefore commended the stakeholders of Ezza Nation for their support to the project.
According to him the EXCO has as well extended their commendation to the stakeholders from Izzi clan for their support in the relocation of the people at centenary city.
He added that the state government thanked the former president of Nigeria Dr Goodluck Jonathan and wife for the palliative of 500 bags of 5kg rice for Ebonyi people saying that the state government has resolved to give it to Ebonyi citizens residing in Abuja to cushion the effect of coronavirus ravaging the country.