There has been recent developments that have seem to threaten the continued development / Redevelopment of Festac Phase 2.
According to ,Tribune Online,
A federal High Court, Lagos judgment delivered by Justice Okon Effreti Abang on February 29, 2016 in favour of Kuje-Amuwo community may threaten redevelopment of the FESTAC Town Phase II scheme.
The Alamuwo of Kuje Amuwo, Oba Isaac Owolabi and three others had instituted a suit against the FHA claiming that about 4.017 hectares being a portion of land in the Phase II of Festival Town belongs to the Amuwo community was not properly acquired.
So more explanation ,
By the Federal Government Gazettes No 54 of November 6, 1975 and No 45 of September 9, 1976, the government acquired about 2,024.60 hectares of land along Badagry Expressway and lying between Amuwo Odofin Scheme, International Trade Fair Complex and the Military Cantonment and referred to as Festival Town in the Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The Lagos State government on May 11, 1988, granted an Indenture covering the Federal Government Acquisition to the Federal Housing Authority. The tenor of the grant is in perpetuity for as long as the Federal Government or the Federal Housing Authority requires the land.
“The judgment against a Federal land duly acquired after payment of compensation and partially developed since 1977 as Festac Phase 1, is perverse and an abuse of court process.”
The FHA, which said it had proceeded to the Court of Appeal to challenge the decision of the Federal High Court in the case, warned the Kuje Amuwo community to desist from further harassment and intimidation of law abiding citizens and the willful destruction of property.
It appealed to the Kuje Amuwo community to give peace a chance by ensuring the sustenance of the rule of law in the process of ascertaining their rights on the disputed portion of land
FHA urged its land allottees in FESTAC Phase II, Festival Town, Lagos to maintain the peace and refrain from joining issues with the Kuje-Amuwo community, which recently secured a court judgment against the Authority over a disputed portion of the Area.
“The general public is therefore advised not to have any dealing with the Kuje Amuwo family and its agents on the land.”
It would be recalled that the Federal authorities signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the developers – New Festac Phase II Property Development Company Limited (NFPDC), and concessioned 1,126 hectares in 2013 for 30 years with three years moratorium.
The authority also said it has invited the Law Enforcement Agencies to protect the lives and property of citizens in the FESTAC Phase II area.
So what would really happen to Festac Phase2 ?