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March 19, 2024

Investigate distribution of 200 Hajj seats allocated to Hausa Community, Uzodinma told

Investigate distribution of 200 Hajj seats allocated to Hausa Community, Uzodinma told

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo

A group, the Arewa United for Peace Foundation of Imo State has hailed Governor Hope Uzodinma for being “an exceptionally caring leader”, and urged him to investigate the distribution of 200 Hajj seats that he graciously gave the Hausa Community last year.

Chairman of the group, which is responsible for articulating the needs of Hausa Community in the State, Nura Shattima, made an accusation in the state over alleged diversion of Uzodinma’s gift of Hajj seats to others.

The group’s chairman said the Hausa Community in Imo has been excited by the assistance the governor has been giving to it.

According to Nura, Uzodinma was the only governor in both the southeast and South South that gave the Hausa Community Hajj Seats.

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“This goodwill of Over 200 seats from the Governor has been selfishly and unilaterally given out to cronies, others sold out, to the detriment of majority of eminently-qualified beneficiaries”, he alleged.

Nura also revealed that when Governor Uzodinma allocated a plot of land to the Arewa Community in Imo, to help them boost their economic activity, it was also allegedly manipulated just like the distribution of stores.

The Foundation, therefore, called on the Imo State Government to set up a committee to probe the houses distribution in the state.

The Foundation expressed hope that Governor Uzodinma would take appropriate action to prevent a repeat of the unpleasant Hajj seats, alleged diversion, and undermining of other “beautiful gestures of the amiable governor”.

Vanguard Newspaper