Vice President, Osinbajo optimistic about amicable resolution of Gbagyi-Army land standoff

WorldStage NewsOnline—-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to adopting all necessary measures that will lead to the amicable and just resolution of the land dispute between indigenous people of FCT and the Nigerian Army.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said that the vice president met with a delegation of Gbagyi leaders comprising political office holders, traditional and youth leaders, at the Presidential Villa.

Osinbajo, had on his way to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport  enroute Ekiti State for the launch of the Homegrown School Feeding Programme on May 7, ran into some protesters at Goza village.

The protesters blocked Osinbajo’s motorcade prompting him to alight to engage with the angry youths, a move that culminated in Monday’s meeting.

Osinbajo said he had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter and would find out from the Chief of Staff to the President, what the presidential committee constituted to look into the issues had so far done.

“What is very important now is that we do not allow a situation where things are not done according to the law and due process.” It is also important that this issue is resolved amicably and justly.”

The vice president also directed authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to submit to his office, a comprehensive report on the disputed land and what it had done to resolve the matter.

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