Enugu community seeks completion of Harmony Estate

The Jenkins Place in Victoria Island, Lagos, is a contemporary-styled high-rise commercial development, comprising of about 3,000 square metres of office space and undertaken by Orangeline Development Limited. The complex has seven-suspended floors and planned for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

The Jenkins Place in Victoria Island, Lagos, is a contemporary-styled high-rise commercial development, comprising of about 3,000 square metres of office space and undertaken by Orangeline Development Limited. The complex has seven-suspended floors and planned for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

THE Umuchigbo Iji Nike community in Enugu East local government, has lamented the abandonment of the construction of the Harmony Estate, after 20 years of providing land for the project.

Spokesperson for the community, Pastor Beloved Dan Anike during a courtesy call on Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, stated that the over 194 hectares of land, the community gave the state government for the housing project had laid fallow since then.

He urged the Speaker to prevail on the state government to complete the housing estate, stressing that it would help ease the accommodation challenges being faced by the citizens, especially workers in the state.

Meanwhile, Enugu State government has approved the appointment of a reputable law firm to engage the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Federal Government with a view to recovering state property recently forfeited to the Federal Government on the order of the Federal Higher Court.

The Federal High Court had in a ruling on July 8, 2015, in the case of corruption charges leveled against a former governor of the state, Chimaroke Nnamani, ordered the forfeiture of some property allegedly linked to him.

They include, Renaissance University Teaching Hospital, Ceuna Communication Limited (Cosmo FM), Capital City Automobiles Nigeria Limited and Rainbow-net Limited.
 
Briefing reporters at the end of the State’ Executive Council meeting, Commissioner for Information, Dr Godwin Udeuhele, said the decision to contest forfeiture of the property located in the state was sequel to a memo presented by the State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Chief Miletus Eze.

He argued that the affected property would positively add to the economic development of the state, adding that, there was no debate that they were established with public resources.
 
The meeting according to him, also approved the release of the sum of N2.16 million to Arab Contractors Nigeria Limited for the provision of electricity, water and other ancillary works at the new State Secretariat complex.

The multi- million naira edifice, which was commissioned few days before the exit of the Sullivan Chime administration does not have adequate facilities. The Commissioner further disclosed that in line with the governor’s promise, the Council agreed to sponsor an executive bill for the domestication of the Child Rights Act (2003) into law.

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