The administration of T Pumpy Idea Restricted has cleared the air on the stories making the rounds on social media that it lately doled out tens of millions to Fulani herdsmen in FCT to purchase arms.
Recall that the true property agency by way of its Managing Director/ Chief Government Officer Adaralegbe Akintayo, had final week resettled over 52 Fulani households in Abuja neighborhood.
The property developer had earlier acquired the land at part 24, Lugbe, with the unique allottees and Gbagyi farmers duly compensated.
Nonetheless, in a bid to resolve the lodging disaster of the Fulanis who have been taking refuge on the land of the corporate, the T. Pumpy boss gave a mean of N200,000 to every of the 52 Fulani households.
His benevolence was, nonetheless, twisted by some social media customers who claimed he gave the Fulani herdsmen cash to purchase arms.
Reacting to the event, Mr. Akintayo instructed journalists at a press convention on Tuesday that the report is fake, baseless and unfounded.
He, subsequently, urged most people to ignore it in its entirety.
Mr. Adaralegbe, who was flanked by Abubakar Suleiman, Chairman of FCT Fulani Dan Allah Improvement Affiliation of Nigeria, stated at no level did he pay ransom to herders, quite, he confirmed humanitarian gesture to the Fulani individuals who have been residing in huts constructed on an expanse of land he acquired for the aim of constructing an property.
His phrases, “This press convention grew to become crucial following the stories making the spherical on social media that we gave Fulani herders in Abuja cash to buy arms. This report is baseless, false and unfounded. We’re property builders and all our lands are government-approved. The story you’re studying on social media is fake. Some individuals are simply being callous with the video.
“Let me inform you what occurred; for those who get land by way of authorities acquisition, it’s regular that you simply discover farmers and a few settlers there. On this specific land, we have been in a position to determine the true farmers that are Gbagyis and we settled them for all their farm crops and their farm produce.
“We found that there’s additionally Fulani settlement (huts) on the identical land the place they rear their cows and the place they’ve been residing for about 30 years. They instructed me that they’ve been residing there for about three many years. And we’re people. We needed to negotiate with them and inform them that we had allocation to the land and need them to vacate the place, they usually agreed. We agreed to provide them N200, 000 per hut and we settled them. It was not an inducement or giving them cash to purchase arms as being circulated in social media.
“That’s removed from the reality and a press release from the pit of hell. The FCT Chairman of the Fulanis is bodily right here and might clarify what transpired between my organisations and his individuals.
“T Idea Ltd is dedicated to complimenting authorities’s effort within the housing sector of the financial system. It’s a Pan Nigeria model which has estates at Guzape, Lugbe, Karasana, Kuje, Wawa, Katampe, Kwali, Kyami, Life Camp and different elements of Abuja. It’s also dedicated to peaceable decision of points and coexistence amongst Nigerians.”
On his half, the Chairman of FCT Fulani Dan Allah Improvement Affiliation of Nigeria, Abubakar Suleiman stated there was nothing like cost of ransom or giving out cash to purchase arms.
“We now have been on that land for about 30 years. God introduced this oga (T Pumpy boss) who desires to develop the land. He settled the Gbagyis farming on the land first earlier than us. My individuals stated additionally they deserved to be compensated for his or her huts they usually invited me as their Chairman within the Federal Capital Territory.
“After I received there, I met the builders clearing one facet of the land. I talked to the positioning Engineer on how I can meet the proprietor of the land. From there, he known as the proprietor of the land and Mr. Akintayo got here to fulfill us there. As quickly as he arrived, my individuals got here out; ladies, kids and youth. When he noticed the kids he stated ohh, I’m sorry, the place is your college? And the adults responded that the kids weren’t going to high school.
“He stated he needed to develop his land. The Fulanis stated earlier than he begins creating the land, he must also compensate them for his or her huts. His website Engineer stated they might pay N50, 000 per hut whereas the Fulanis stated N250, 000 per hut. Then Mr. Akintayo pitied them and stated he would give them N200, 000 per hut.”