Lebanese community blocks Games Village - Trends and Politics


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Lebanese community blocks Games Village

The Lebanese community in Abuja have allegedly blocked  the popular Games Village Estate in 
Abuja over development of a disputed land within the estate.
Secretary of the Games Village Residents Association, Jude Uze, confirmed the development 
to newsmen on Thursday.
According to him,  “Lebanese community said they have approval from the authorities to build
 a church inside the estate and we said no. We don’t have Lebanese community in the estate, 
who are those that will be attending the church, we don’t know.
This morning, they just came in and they brought in a container claiming that development control
 have given them the authority to start work.
They said they have been given the order that if they were not allowed access into the estate that 
they should block the access road to estate.  That’s the container you are seeing, blocking the estate.
The fact that we can’t access our estate is a big affront. Can we do this in Lebanon? Can a Nigerian
 do this in Lebanon?”
Reacting to the allegation, leader of the Lebanese community, Albert Alwan confirmed that they 
acted “following instructions by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello 
and the development control.”
Alwan who led in the blockade of the estate explained that they were denied access to the estate
 and had to resort to blocking the access to the estate.

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