- The government of Enugu state have reacted to an allegation by one Njoku that they illegally and unjustly destroyed his family properties
- The head of the capital development agency that carried out the exercise says it acted within the law
- He said Njoku had no approval from the state government to erect the said buildings
The Enugu State government has finally responded to allegations by Njoku Anthony, a father-of-4, that they demolished his N700 million-worth properties and consequently rendered him and his family homeless.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported how Njoku had cried out that an agency of the government had demolished his buildings that had stood for over 15 years on Friday, January 22.
Speaking to newsmen recently, the Executive Chairman of the Enugu State Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) Dr Josef Onoh denied allegations of unjustly and illegally destroying Njoku's properties.
Josef, in a press conference clip sent to Legit.ng following the earlier report frowned at the words and media antics of Njoku which he said were direct attack on his person as the head of the agency.
He said the properties Njoku claimed to be his were without the proper plan required by law and this informed the demolition decision.
Josef urged members of the public to ignore the statements of Njoku as there is no iota of truth in them.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about facts to note about the Enugu state gubernatorial pensions law 2007.
The said Gubernatorial Pensions Law, 2007 provides that “Any person who has held office as governor or deputy governor under the provisions of the Constitution shall be entitled to Pension for life at a rate equivalent to the annual salary of the incumbent governor or deputy governor respectively, provided that such a person was not removed from office by the process of impeachment or for breach of any provisions of the Constitution...”
The said Law was amended on the 9th day of May 2017 by the Enugu state House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Edward Uchenna Ubosi, the Honourable speaker.