Some communities in Anambra State have sought the help of the state governor, Prof Chukuma Soludo, to resolve land disputes.
Indigenous people of Achala, a community in Auka North Local Government Area, surrounded the Anambra Government House in Awaka with placards protesting the recent award of controversial land to their neighbors in the Urum community on Wednesday.
Addressing reporters at the entrance of the Government House, the leader of the protest group, Mr. Calistas Nnkwu, who is also the general secretary of the Achala Improvement Union, alleged that a peace committee set up by the chairman of Awaka North Local Government Area had failed. Invite members of the Achala community before finally giving the disputed land to Urum.
“We are here to draw the attention of the governor to the Urum community for giving land to the Urum community without even listening to our representatives. The land in question is ours, and we ask Professor Chukuma Soludo to preside over the matter and give a fair verdict There are calls for setting up a committee,” he said.
Meanwhile, leaders of the Nemo community in Njikoka Local Government Area have scheduled a meeting of all indigenous people on a disputed piece of land that has been converted into an estate by the community’s leadership.
A press statement signed by the Nemo Town Development Union (NTDU) President General, Chief Akenena Okafor-Omabu and Secretary General, Ogbufi Patrick Agbakpalu, said the community meeting is set to end the dispute surrounding the land. Community, which will be held this weekend at Egwegwe Square.
The statement made available to journalists in Awaka said: “This town hall meeting on Saturday, May 27th is not only to set the record straight, but also to enlighten all Nemo citizens on the development of the portion of Owa land.” Now called the Obodo Oma Estate.
“There will be very detailed presentations by people who have the facts about all aspects of the Obodo Oma Estate, and there will be questions and answers during interactive sessions.
“The feedback and suggestions given in the Town Hall meeting will be presented at the General Assembly meeting at the end of the year. We urge all NEMO citizens to make an effort to participate.
Anambra communities seek Soludo’s help to solve land crisis