BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Anambra State Commissioner for Lands, Mr. Bonaventure Enemali has assured original land owners at Phase three, Trans Nkisi, GRA Onitsha, of adequate compensation if there is merit in their claims.
Our correspondent reports that the Commissioner gave the assurance during his meeting with the House of Assembly committee on Public Petitions and representatives of the land owners.
He explained that the State government has released twenty percent of the realizable plot of lands it acquired in phase one and two of Trans Nkisi GRA, Onitsha to the customary land owners.
The Commissioner urged the ten families that own lands in phase three of the layout that are yet to be compensated to exercise patience with the ministry as they will be compensated if there is merit in their request.
Mr. Enemali applauded the Committee for joining hands with the ministry in addressing some challenges confronting it.
Speaking, the Chairman, House Committee on Public Petitions, Honourable Emeka Aforka assured the land owners of their candid assistance towards consideration for a release of twenty percent of realizable plots from the Trans Nkisi, GRA Onitsha.
On his part, the representative of the owners of lands in the area, Mr. Emeka Bosah, expressed satisfaction with the responses of the Commissioner and the Committee on the issue, and thanked the Committee for finding merit in their petition.