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Groups Laud Festac Town’s Reinvention, Call On Govt To Stall Legal Feud

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Lagos based Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Center for Leadership and Creative Entrepreneurs in Africa LTD/GTE and Initiatives for Urban Regeneration have called for a joint intervention of the Lagos and the Federal governments to stall the lingering legal feud between the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Amuwo Odofin Royal Family, which allegedly hampers development in the area.

In a statement jointly signed by. Kingsley Enwelim Nwanze the President/Founder, Center for Leadership and Creative Entrepreneurs in Africa LTD/GTE and Babatunde Olagunju the Executive Director, Initiative for Urban Regeneration, the groups lauded the noble moves and strategies of Senator Gbenga Ashafa geared at restoring the lost glory of Festac Town in Amuwo-Odofin area.

The statement reads in part: “As Civil Society Organizations operating in Festac Town, we are acknowledging the ongoing good works aimed at restoring the lost glory of Festac Town under the present management of Federal Housing Authority led by a very experienced technocrat, Senator Gbenga Ashafa.

“We would like the management of Federal Housing Authority to reclaim spaces meant for recreational needs of the people without further delay.

“The spaces can be modernized by engaging interested parties through collaborative urban regenerative actions for the purpose of recreation that will positively engage our teeming youths and provide auxiliary services to the teeming people of Festac Town.”

The groups tasked the concerned strata of government on the need for prompt intervention in the lingering legal tussle between FHA and Amuwo Odofin royal family.

“We want to appeal to the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos State Government under Governor Babajide Sanwoolu to speedily intervene in resolving the issue impeding the development of 6th Avenue Market and Mechanic Village.

“The existing legal issue between the Amuwo Odofin Royal Family and Federal Housing Authority is impeding commencement of works at the site.

” The groups are also passionate about the people centered reclamation exercise, embarked on by the new management of the FHA led by Senator Olugbenga Ashafa, particularly as it focuses on critically addressing the indiscriminate distortion of the original masterplan of Festac Town, which affords basic provisions for residents welfare,” the groups added.

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