By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—CHAIRMAN, South-East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP, Abia South said yesterday that inspite of separatist agitations in the country against the backdrop of the ultimatum given Igbo to leave the north on October 1 by some northern youth groups, the Igbo were going no where.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja during the unveiling of a high-end estate at Durumi District of FCT, Senator Enyinnaya Abarabe, noted that the continued investment of persons of South East extraction outside their geopolitical zone eloquently demonstrates their abiding faith in the unity and corporate existence of Nigeria.
Abaribe who called on the people of National South East extraction to remain committed to the development of the country said, ” we are going nowhere.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA’s policy of partnership with genuine estate developers was again on display as the Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello yesterday unveiled a high-end estate at Durumi District of FCT.
The FCT Minister, who was represented at the occasion by the FCDA Executive Secretary, Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, reiterated his Administration’s commitment to ensuring the provision of adequate housing for the residents of the Federal Capital Territory.
In a statement signed yesterday night by his Chief Press Secretary, Cosmas Uzodinma, the Minister said, “the FCT Administration sees this project as a partnership gesture and a demonstration of confidence in the present administration which is working to address the housing deficit in the Territory and attract foreign direct investment into the sector.
The Minister further stated that his Administration was putting measures in place to ensure that past infractions that hindered the faithful execution of the mass housing policy by successive FCT Administrations were eliminated. This, he stressed, is with a view to ensuring strict adherence to laid down guidelines and guaranteeing the successful implementation of these laudable policies.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the Chairman, Crown Realties Plc, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, drew attention to the high profile nature of Crown Realties Plc while making reference to the companyâ€™s other developments in Lagos, saying, ” our Crown Estate in Lekki Lagos is still one of the largest private community estate in the Lekki Peninsula with more than 1000 family units built in the early 90s and still occupies a pride of place today.”
Presenting the estate situated in a 5.97 hectares luxury residential estate opposite American International School, Durumi, the Managing Director, Crown Realties Plc, Arc. Darl Uzu, revealed that the development involves 81 blocks of family detached units of four bedrooms each. He said the estate boasts of 24/7 power supply as well as technology driven security and communication systems.