Stakeholders of the Federal Government Workers Housing Scheme have vowed to sustain agitations until the homes they paid for since 2014 are delivered.
In a release signed by the secretary of the stakeholders, Peter Olayinka, the group urged the government and well-meaning Nigerians to look into the issue, adding that violence was not a solution.
It further stated that the agitation will end as soon as the concerned authorities give back the land which their members paid for since 2014.
He said, “The project was flagged off on December 18, 2014, by former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“Sequel to the flag-off ceremony, the property developer in collaboration with the NLC and TUC had publicised and sensitised Nigerian workers to subscribe to the scheme. On the strength of the involvement of both labour unions, hundreds of Nigerian workers subscribed to the scheme by making up-front payments in various sums ranging from 10 per cent to 100 per cent down payment.
“Subscribers have waited patiently for their homes since 2015. Promises were made to us 10 years ago and they must be fulfilled. Violence is not a solution. We also call on the good conscience of Nigerians to judge and intervene.”
When contacted, the NLC National President, Ayuba Wabba, did not pick up calls or respond to a text message sent to his mobile line while the spokesperson, Benson Upah ended the call when the identity of our correspondent was revealed to him.