Abuja indigenes laud court’s decision on ministerial representation


Court gavel.

Some FCT indigenes had expressed delight over Court of Appeal’s Jan. 15 judgment that entitled them to ministerial representation in the Federal Executive Council as provided by the 1999 Constitution.

A cross section of them commended the court’s decision.

They said the decision would now give them the opportunity to fully participate in governance.

Chief Amos Yawa, a Community Leader in Nyanya, said the decision of the court was a respite, adding that the conversion of their land to federal capital should be a blessing toward their development.

The community leader, who expressed delight over the decision, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to implement it without delay.

He pointed out that “my people and I are happy; in fact, we had a mini cultural dance when the news was broken to us.

“We are peace-loving people and we want to continue to host the rest of…

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