THE Enogie of Uteh Ekoko Community HRH Ogieayevbona Igbinenikao has reconstituted the land verification committee of the community with a charge on the members to be diligent in carrying out their new task.
The 14-member verification committee has Pa Elliot Osagie as its Chairman while Friday Asemota would serve as its Secretary.
Francis Aigboghidi, Lucky Asemota, Elder Felix Imasemwenbor, Gabriel Oduware and Pa Omorogieva Ogieriakhi are to serve as members.
Other members of the committee are Festus Edobor, Monday Imafidon, George Oghomwen, Johnbull Osahenmwinda Irorere including Omokaro Ediku who is to serve as committee driver as well as Bright Osatohanmwen and Kingsley Aigboghidi who are both to carry out miscellaneous duties for the committee.
According to a press statement signed by the Enogie which he read halfway following the disruption of the process by some disgruntled community members which prompted the hurried distribution of same to the press, the committee members are detailed to go from street to street and from plot to plot to ascertain those on every plot of land, who sold it and to whom it was allocated as well as confirm if the allocation was approved by the community.
The committee which has four months and two weeks to carry out its assignment according to the Enogie should note every plot of land whose allotee(s) are not found as well as those sold by the community for community works including those allocated to members of the community.
He therefore charged them to sight the original allotment papers for all plots of land and there after obtain their photocopies from the allottees for proper documentation.
The job of the committee he said should cover farmlands with a view to ascertaining what farmer is on what land and whether ownership of the land was approved by the community.
He therefore advised any member of the community who sold plots of land without necessary approvals to volunteer such information including other details as to number of plots involved and the amount for which such plots were sold including the submission of all documents relating to such plots submitted to the verification committee.
Meanwhile the Enogie has dissolved all other committees including those of the youth wing or youth executive, bush patrol team, women’s wing as well as other groups within the community.
The Enogie however directed that no sale of community land should be made by any person or group during the verification period without his approval.
The Enogie used the opportunity to reaffirm his powers and those of the elders of the community to appoint community chairman whose responsibilities include the defense and protection of community interest for the overall development and growth of the area.
The exercise of that power to appoint the chairman Enogie Igbinenikao explained should not be expected to be misused by appointing those who would undermine the security and well-being of the people of the community.
He expressed his confidence on the chairmanship of Dauglas Izevbizua whose tenure he noted contributed to the landmark progress made by the community in many respect.
He listed some of the achievements to include the electrification of Iguehana, construction of a modern secretariat complex (The Tiger House), award of scholarship to indigent students, purchase of four community vehicles, the establishment of community poultry farm with the capacity to produce 20,000 birds, as well as plantain and yam farms.
Others he said include the annual grading of Uteh Ekoko roads, renovation of the Enogie’s palace, reopening of Uteh Secondary School with the necessary infrastructure as well as the assistance of the youths and elders to own their own house and cars among others.