By: Prudence Okonna
The Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organization (AOIYEO) has concluded plans to launch the FCT Stakeholders Assembly (FSA), which it says will serve as a bridge between the government and the indigenous people of Abuja.
The Executive Director of AOIYEO and Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Youth Matters, Isaac David, revealed this at the 2023 first quarter Town Hall meeting held Thursday, in Kuje, Abuja.
David said the FCT Stakeholders Assembly would deliberate on issues as well as seek diverse opinions of Leaders of Thought among the natives, thereby interface with the government as the need arises.
The SA said that for now, an interim Chairman would pilot the affairs of the FSA pending the conduct of an election when the Assembly will be fully established.
His words: “We will launch a platform in the second quarter town hall meeting, and for any decision that will be made concerning the indigenes, this forum will serve as a bridge between the natives and the government”.
Welcoming guests to the event, the Chief Of Staff of Original Inhabitants in the FCT, Comrade Abubakar Sadiq said the essence of the meeting is to re-strategize ways to present their common demands in a formidable manner.
He decried the inadequate representation of the Original inhabitants in the National Assembly.
He remarked that the Townhall meeting was organized by AOIYEO to provide an opportunity for the indigenous people of FCT to converge under one roof to deliberate on issues of peculiar concerns cutting across all nine tribes and eight hundred and fifty-eight communities in Abuja