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Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:32pm On May 24, 2010
OGUN STATE



MINERAL RAW MATERIALS:
Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Ball clay, Phosphate, Gypsum, Limestone, Quartz, Bitumen, Laterite.


AGRO RAW MATERIALS: Maize, Cocoyam, Bamboo, Cashew, Sugarcane, Poultry, Fishery, Cocoa, Obeche, Yam, Plantain, Timber, Cowpea, Fruits, Palm produce, Soya beans, Coffee, Livestock, Shrimps, Teak, Gmelina, Rice, Banana, Iroko, Poultry, Cowpea, Orange, Oil palm, Cassava, Coconut, Melon, Mahogany, Kolanut, Rubber.

DISTRIBUTION OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
ABEOKUTA NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Ball clay.

Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Orange, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Soya beans, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Cocoa, Fishery, Shrimps, Teak, Obeche, Gmelina.
ABEOKUTA SOUTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Feldspar, Silica sand, Mica, Granite, Quartz
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cowpea, Yam, Cocoyam, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Cocoa, Timber, Soya beans.
ADO-ODO/OTA

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Melon, Yam, Cocoyam, Shrimps, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Rice, Oil palm, Sugarcane, Coffee, Plantain, Banana, Cocoa, Iroko, Cowpea, Bamboo.
EGBADO-NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Silica sand, Phosphate, Feldspar
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Yam, Beans, Rice, Cocoyam, Poultry, Livestock, Orange, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Coffee, Fishery, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana.
EGBADO-SOUTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Gypsum, Limestone, Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Oil palm, Yam, Cassava, Melon, Beans, Orange, Vegetables, Cowpea, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana, Mahogany, Gmelina, Maize.
EWEKORO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Limestone, Granite, Phosphate, Gypsum
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.
IFO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand, Phosphate, Limestone, Gypsum, Laterite

Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Rice, Soya beans, Oil palm, Cassava, Sugarcane, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Iroko, Bamboo, Coconut, Coffee, Cocoa, Fishery, Shrimps, Poultry, Livestock, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.
IJEBU-NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Yam, Fishery, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Cashew, Sugarcane, Coffee, Poultry, Livestock, Shrimps, Cocoa, Teak, Obeche, Plantain, Banana, Gmelina, Mahogany, Oranges, Mango.
IJEBU-NORTH EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica sand, Kaolin, Limestone
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Cocoyam, Beans, Soya beans, Maize.
IKENNE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball clay
Agro Raw Materials: Rubber, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Timber, Livestock, Kolanut, Fruits, Vegetables, Cocoyam, Melon, Oranges, Mango
IMEKO-AFON:

Mineral Raw Materials: Phosphate, Feldspar
Agro Raw Materials: Cocoyam, Cowpea, Yam, Bamboo, Oil palm, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.
IPOKIA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball clay
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Melon, Rice, Yam, and Fishery.
OBAFEMI-OWODE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Feldspar, Mica
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Rice, Cassava, Citrus, Fruits, Timber, Cocoa, Coffee, Oil palm, Sugarcane, Livestock, Poultry, Oranges, Mango.
OGUN-WATERSIDE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Mica, Silica sand, Bitumen
Agro Raw Materials: Rice, Maize, Cassava, Yam, Fruits, Timber, Palm produce, Raffia palm, Cocoa, Rubber, Sugarcane, Fishery, Livestock, Shrimps.
ODEDA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Clay
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Oil palm, Cassava, Fishery, Poultry, Livestock, Shrimps, Cowpea, Cocoyam, Citrus, Fruits, Iroko, Bamboo, Sugarcane, Coconut, Rice, Cocoa, Plantain, Banana, Teak.
ODOGBOLU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Clay, Kaolin
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Cocoyam, Yam, Maize, Oil palm, Timber, Kolanut, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango.
REMO-NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball clay, Silica sand, Limestone
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cocoyam, Beans, Soya beans, Iroko, Bamboo, Oil palm, Coconut, Rice, Cocoa, Sugarcane, Poultry, Livestock, Fishery, Shrimps, Cowpea, Yam, Cassava.
SAGAMU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball clay
Agro Raw Materials: Palm produce, Cassava, Maize
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:31pm On May 24, 2010
OYO STATE



MINERAL RAW MATERIALS:
Ball clay, Feldspar, Granite, Ilmenite, Iron ore, Kaolin, Quartz, Talc, Marble, Dolomite, Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Laterite, Tantalum, Silimanite, Limestone, Gemstones.
AGRO RAW MATERIALS: Cocoa, Cassava, Coffee, Kolanut, Timber, Orange, Maize, Cocoyam, Sugarcane, Palm produce, Plantain, Banana, Cattle, Date palm, yam, Vegetables, Tomato, Tobacco, Fruits, Cotton, Melon, Millet, Sheanut, Sorghum, Pineapple, Pawpaw, Cashew, Mango, Coconut, Groundnut, Locust beans, Livestock, Sweet potato, Oranges.
OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: AFIJO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Tantalum
Agro Raw Materials: Cocoa, Cassava, maize, Kaolin, Kolanut, Timber, Fruits, Citrus, Oranges.
AKINYELE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Tantalum
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Cocoa, Cocoyam, Sugarcane, Palm produce, Date palm, Timber, Plantain, Kolanut, Citrus, Oranges, Mango .
ATIBA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Quartz, Iron ore
Agro Raw Materials: Mango, Coconut, Palm produce, date palm, Tobacco.
ATIGBO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Iron ore
Agro Raw Materials: Yam, Cassava, Palm produce, Groundnut, Locust beans, Mango, Coconut, Date palm.
EGBEDA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Silimanite, Talc, Tantalum
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, maize, Cocoyam, Oil palm, Date palm, Timber, Kolanut, Cocoa, Livestock, Mango, Pawpaw, Citrus, Oranges, Palm produce.
IBADAN CENTRAL:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Vegetables, Livestock, Fruits (Citrus).
IBADAN NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Fruits, Mango, Oranges, Pineapple.
IBADAN NORTH-WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Fruits, Mango.
IBADAN SOUTH-EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Citrus, Mango, Pawpaw, Pineapple.
IBADAN SOUTH-WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Yam, Cocoyam, Cotton, Timber, Tobacco, Cattle, Vegetables, Fruits.
IBARAPA CENTRAL:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Iron ore
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Kolanut, Melon, Livestock, Millet,
IBARAPA EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Iron ore, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Melon, Palm produce, Date palm, Coconut.
IBARAPA NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Iron ore
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Kolanut, Melon, Livestock, Millet,
IDDO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Cocoyam, Plantain, Cocoa, Timber, Fruits.
IREPO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Iron ore, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Tobacco, Livestock.
ISEYIN:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Kaolin
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Yam, Sweet potato, Sorghum, Melon, Cotton, Tobacco, Livestock, Fruits.
ITESIWAJU:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Yam, Groundnut, Cassava, Melon, Fruits.
IWAJOWA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Quartz, Granite
Agro Raw Materials: Yam, Groundnut, Cassava, Melon, Fruits.
KAJOLA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Quartz, Limestone, Granite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Sweet potato, Cocoa, Sorghum, Fruits, Vegetables, Tobacco, Livestock.
LAGELU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Plantain, Cocoyam, Vegetables, Palm produce, Date palm, Coconut, Fruits, Cocoa, Livestock.
OGBOMOSHO NORTH:

Mineral Raw Materials: Iron ore, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Cocoyam, Sorghum, Plantain, Fruits, Vegetables, Mango, Palm produce, Date palm, Tobacco, Coconut
OGBOMOSHO SOUTH

Mineral Raw Materials: Iron ore, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Cocoyam, Sorghum, Plantain, Fruits, (Mango), Vegetables, Palm produce, Date palm, Tobacco, Coconut.
OGO-OLUWA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Quartz, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Cocoyam, Sorghum, Sugarcane, Plantain, Date palm, Livestocks.
OLORUNSOGO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Marble
Agro Raw Materials: Yam, Fruits.
ONA-ARA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ilmenite, Laterite, Quartz, Talc, Feldspar
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Cocoyam, Fruits, Timber, Plantain, Kolanut, Cocoa.
OLUYOLE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Quartz, Gemstone, Tourmaline (Aquamarine)
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Cocoyam, Citrus, Plantain, Groundnut, Cocoa, Timber.
ORELOPE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Quartz, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Groundnut, Tobacco, Melon, Livestock.
ORI-IRE

Mineral Raw Materials: Marble, Dolomite, Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Plantain Maize Timber, Cocoa, Palm produce.
OYO-EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Sweet potato, Sorghum, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple, Fruits, Plantain, Melon, Cocoa, Palm produce, Date palm, Cotton seed, Tobacco, Timber, Livestock.
OYO-WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Cocoa, Cotton seed, Fruits, Melon.
SAKI-EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin
Agro Raw Materials: Tobacco, Cassava, Yam, Melon.
SAKI-WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite, Kaolin
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Melon, Tobacco, Sheanut, Livestock, Locust beans, Soyabeans, Palm produce, Groundnut.
SURU-LERE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite
Agro Raw Materials: Tobacco, Cocoa, Cassava, Yam, Maize, Melon, Sweet potato, Palm produce, Date palm, Cotton seed, Timber, Plantain, Livestock, Vegetables.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:30pm On May 24, 2010
DELTA STATE



MINERAL RAW MATERIALS: Gold, Marble, Granite. Gypsum, Petroleum, Lignite, Limestone, Ceramic Clay, Kaolin, Dolomite Feldspar, Bentonite, Silica Sand.

AGRO RAW MATERIALS: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Cotton, Rice, Groundnut, Tobacco, Cocoa, Sugar Cane, Pawpaw, Cocoyam, Tomatoes, Yam, Livestock, Cattle, Mango, Poultry, Citrus, Coconut, Piggery, Fishery.

DISTRIBUTION OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: AKOKO EDO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Gold, Marble, Granite, Kaolin, Limestone, Dolomite, Feldspar.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam, Cashew, Mango, Sugarcane.

EGOR:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Rice, Yam, Cassava, Palm Produce, Cocoyam, Plantain, Banana, Rubber, Timber, Pineapple, Citrus, Mango, Coconut, Pear, Raffia Palm, Sugarcane, Pawpaw.

ESAN CENTRAL:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Citrus, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam, Groundnut, Cocoa, Pawpaw.

ESAN NORTH - EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Bentonite, Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Cocoyam, Yam, Cattle.

ESAN SOUTH- EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Bentonite, Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Pineapple, Plantain, Groundnut, Yam, Livestock, Citrus, Rubber.

ESAN WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Rice, Groundnut, Cocoyam, Citrus, Tomatoes, Yam, Cocoa.

ETSAKO CENTRAL:

Mineral Raw Materials: Limestone, Kaolin, Gold.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Rice, Cassava, Maize, Plantain, Yam, Cashew, Fishery, Groundnut

ETSAKO EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Limestone, Feldspar, Ball Clay, Granite, Marble, Kaolin, Gold, Gypsum.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Groundnut, Timber, Tobacco, Rice, Yam, Cashew, Fishery.

ETSAKO WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Granite, Kaolin, Marble, Gypsum, Limestone.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Sugar cane, Cocoa, Rice, Yam,Citrus, Cashew.

IGUEGBEN:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Rice, Groundnut, Tomatoes, Citrus, Palm Produce, Banana, Yam, Cocoa.

IKPOBA OKHA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball Clay.

Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Sugarcane, Raffia Palm, Timber, Maize, Rubber, Palm Produce, Rice, Yam, Coco yam, Plantain, Banana.

ORHIONMWON:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball Clay.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Sugar cane, Oil Palm, Coconut.

OVIA NORTH- EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin, Ball Clay.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Rubber, Timber, Yam, Fishery, Coconut.

OVIA SOUTH WEST :

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica Sand, Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Citrus, Rubber, Timber, Yam, Fishery, Coconut, Cocoa, Mango, Poultry, Piggery.

OWAN EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Marble, Kaolin, Limestone, Granite.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, groundnut, Pineapple, Plantain, Citrus, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam,.

OWAN WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Marble, Lignite, Limestone, Ball Clay, Gypsum, Kaolin, Granite.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam, Citrus.

UHUNMWONDE :

Mineral Raw Materials: Kaolin.

Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Cassava, Maize, Palm Produce, Pineapple, Plantain, Mango, Citrus, Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Rice, Yam.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:29pm On May 24, 2010
RIVER STATE



MINERAL RAW MATERIALS:
Petroleum, Natural gas, Silica sand, Ball clay
AGRO RAW MATERIALS:
Pineapple, Banana, Palm produce, Ginger, Raffia palm, Cassava, Timber, Palm produce, Guava, Kenaf, Fruits, Fisheries, (Crayfish), oyster), Sea shell, Rattan cane, Fish, Sea foods, Plantain, yam, Coconut, Shrimps, Plywood, Melon, Plantain, Rubber, Maize, Rice, Orange, Mango.
DISTRIBUTION OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
ABUA/ODUAL:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Pineapple, Banana, Palm produce, Ginger, Raffia palm, Cassava, Timber.
AHOADA EAST:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Palm produce, Ginger, Guava, Pineapple, Raffia palm.
AHOADA WEST:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Kenaf, Cassava, Raffia palm, Palm produce, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges .
AKUKU TORU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Fisheries, Rattan cane.
ANDONI:

Mineral Raw Materials: Agro Raw Materials: Fishery, Sea foods, Cassava, Plantain, Yam.
ASARI-TORU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Fishery, Sea foods.
BONNY:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Coconut, Fishery, Shrimps
DEGEMA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Fishery, Sea foods, Timber, Plywood
ELEME:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Raffia Palm, Ginger
EMOHUA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Ginger, Cassava, Rattan cane, Raffia palm, Rice, Melon, Palm produce.
ETCHE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Ball clay, Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Rubber, Palm produce, Yam, Cassava
GOKANA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Melon, Cassava, Palm produce.
IKWERRE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas, Ball clay
Agro Raw Materials: Rubber, Palm produce, Raffia palm, Cassava, Maize, Plantain.
KHANA:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Palm produce, Cassava, Melon, Fishery.
OBIO/AKPOR:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Palm produce, Yam, Plantain.
OGBA/EGBEMA/NDONI:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Maize, Plantain, Banana, Pineapple, Melon, Palm produce.
OGU/BOLO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Agro Raw Materials: Fishery, (Crayfish, oyster), Coconut, Banana, Plantain.
OKIRIKA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Fishery.
OMUMMA:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Yam, Plantain, Rice, Maize, Melon, Citrus, Fruits, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple.
OPOBO/NKORO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum
Agro Raw Materials: Banana, Pineapple.
OYIGBO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Silica sand
Agro Raw Materials: Timber, Cassava, Raffia palm.
PORT-HARCOURT:

Mineral Raw Materials: Petroleum, Natural gas
Agro Raw Materials: Plantain, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple, Fruits, Palm produce, Cassava, Raffia palm.
TAI:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Ginger, Cassava, Raffia palm, Palm produce, Yam, Maize, Coconut, Fruits, Oranges, Mango, Pineapple
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:27pm On May 24, 2010
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LAGOS STATE



MINERAL RAW MATERIALS: Silica Sand, Bitumen, Sharp Sand, Gravel, Petroleum, Laterite, Ball Clay.
AGRO RAW MATERIALS: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Vegetables, Oil Palm, Plantain, Livestock, Sugarcane, Rabbitery, Piggery, Cashew Nut, Rice, Coconut, Timber, Fish, Cowpea, Rubber, Palm Produce.
DISTRIBUTION OVER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: AGEGE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Livestock, Neem Tree, Fruits, Vegetables, Palm Produce, Plantain, Sugarcane, Livestock, Rabbitry, Piggery, Poultry, Oil Palm, Citrus, Hides & Skin.
AJEROMI / IFELODUN:

Mineral Raw Materials: Agro Raw Materials: Coconut, Maize, Sugarcane, Vegetable, Fish.
ALIMOSHO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Clay, Laterite.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Fruits, Vegetables, Palm Produce, Plantain, Livestock, Mango, Guava, Pawpaw, Citrus.
AMUWO - ODOFIN:

Mineral Raw Materials: Laterite.
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Livestock.
APAPA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica Sand, Gravel, Ball Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Fishery.
BADAGRY:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Petroleum.
Agro Raw Materials: Coconut, Oil Palm, Rice, Timber, Neem Tree, Plantain, Maize, Cassava, Soya Beans, Oyster Shell, Cashew Nut, Livestock, Raffia Palm, Fishery, Sea Food.
EPE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay, Silica Sand, Bitumen.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Cowpea, Neem Tree, Rice, Vegetable, Oil Palm, Plantain, Livestock, Fishery, Timber, Pawpaw, Mango, Citrus.
ETI – OSA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica Sand, Bitumen, Ball clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Coconut, Cassava, Raffia Palm, Fishery, Maize, Snail, Plantain, Rice, Oil Palm, Livestock, Neem Tree, Oyster Shells, Timber.
IBEJU/ LEKKI:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica Sand, Bitumen.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Coconut, Plantain, Fishery, Livestock, Oil Palm, Rice, Oyster Shells, Timber.
IFAKO / IJAYE:

Mineral Raw Materials:
Agro Raw Materials: Livestock, Vegetable.
IKEJA:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay, Silica Sand.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Vegetable, Oil Palm, Plantain, Livestock, Mango, Pawpaw, Citrus, Banana.
IKORODU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay, Silica Sand.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Oil Palm, Fishery, Livestock, Neem Tree, Rubber, Coconut, Plantain, Timber, Citrus, Mango, Pawpaw.
KOSOFE:

Mineral Raw Materials: Gravel, Ball Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Cassava, Maize, Plantain.
LAGOS ISLAND:

Mineral Raw Materials: Bitumen, Silica Sand.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Fishery, Livestock.
LAGOS MAINLAND:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay
Agro Raw Materials: Vegetables, Maize, Cassava, Fruits, Fishery, Mango Citrus.
MUSHIN:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Vegetables, Fruits, Plantain, Maize, Hides & Skin, Banana, Mango, Guava, Citrus.
OJO:

Mineral Raw Materials: Silica Sand, Ball Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Plantain, Fishery, Coconut, Raffia Palm, Oil Palm, Snails, Mango, Citrus, Vegetables, Livestock.
OSHODI / ISOLO:

Mineral Raw materials: Ball Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Plantain, Livestock, Bamboo, Citrus, Mango, Pawpaw. SHOMOLU:

Mineral Raw Materials: Ball Clay.
Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Vegetables, Plantain, Banana, Livestock, Mango, Guava, Piggery.
SURULERE:

Agro Raw Materials: Maize, Cassava, Neem Tree, Plantain, Livestock, Fishery, Banana.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:17pm On May 24, 2010
It is preposterous and eediotic to say that Lagos state has nothing. I do not know of any states without resources. Some have gold and bitumen, oil, gas, arable land, sea, fishes, tourism potentials etc. That added to the huge industrial and human resources in Lagos which translates to huge tax revenue. I can flood here with those info, but to what end?

STATE BY STATE DISTRIBUTION OF RAW MATERIALS

http://rmrdc.gov.ng/rmdcstates/Dist_of_RawMat1.htm
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:09pm On May 24, 2010
More than 50 % of nigeria's industrial capacity is in lagos. That alone trumps any raw material
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 4:05pm On May 24, 2010
When you finish posting these things, please show us what the non-igbo states have too. That is the way to prove who is lagging behind.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 3:35pm On May 24, 2010
yemmight:

@mekuszyx

I am not sure you know Lagos very well when you said Lagos have beneffiited seriously from Lagos.  Federal Govt has benefitted seriously from Lagos and a token in return.  FG negleted Lagos since relocation of capital to Abuja.

I believe I know Lagos reasonably well. If you separate the investments made in Lagos by the FGN from the ones made by the state govts, we can deduce what is left. This is in addition to the fact that Lagos gets more fed money than other states except a few of the major oil producing states. If Lagos did not benefit from th fed, I wonder who did. Many of the fed parastatals are still in Lagos. Is the neglect by the FGN exclusive to Lagos? But please do not make this about Lagos. I have already given my opinion about Lagos vis-a-vis developmment.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 3:30pm On May 24, 2010
''Igbo states are not as developed as they should, given their claim to superiority'' (if indeed the claim is true and not a response to some other similar claims by others)
The above in quote is the kind of thread that Kobojunkie should have created and made more sense, than the mumbo jumbo Igbo-States-Are-Lagging-Behind-In- Development gibberish.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 3:26pm On May 24, 2010
Kobojunkie:

I think the simple INPUT/OUTPUT debate can do for now. It is possible to debate development in any given state without necessarily comparing that state with the next.

Bullcrap. The title of the thread says Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development. Lagging behind implies the existence of those moving forward; and that is where lies the basis for comparison. This fellow has some mental problem, no doubt.
Politics / Re: Re: Igbo States Are Not Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 3:23pm On May 24, 2010
^^^^Still. I have it on good record that the hospital in question is under construction.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 3:21pm On May 24, 2010
Londoner and others: You can see my arguments all along and compare them to Kobojunkie's, who wants to discuss Igbo development out of the Nigerian context and even goes as far as classying the entire eastern region as Igbos.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 3:04pm On May 24, 2010
It is very disappointing to observe that most states in Igbo land are not pulling their weight in terms of development particularly Imo State and Anambra State.  A visit to these states made me to wonder if their governors both past and present are not ashamed of themselves.  There is nothing new in terms of development whatsoever.  What is common is very bad roads, almost completely depleted infrastructure, rising crime, poverty, etc.

Compared with what governors from even neighbouring states such as Rivers State, Cross Rivers State and Akwa Ibom States are doing, it is not difficult to observe that the governors of Igbo states do not have the interest of the people at their hearts.  Igbo states particularly Imo and Anambra states have not been blessed with governors with integrity and fear of God.  Ibo people pride themselves to be the wisest amongst other Nigerians but they have nothing to show for it.

I learnt that the Imo State governor Ohakim was a 419 operator before he joined politics and he is now the number 1 person in the state.  How can any well-meaning person expect such a man to perform in the interest of the people?  If you make enquiries about the well-known names in politics in Igbo land, they are mostly 419 operators and people with no integrity, low education and questionable character.

It amuses me to observe that the Imo State governor is trying to make a last minute election-geared impact by offering 10,000.00 jobs for Imo State graduates, when he has not built any new institutions or brought about any remarkable development or improvement in the quality and standard of living of the people.  The governor of Rivers State for example has built and is still building new institutions that will transform the state and provide more and lasting employment and development to his people.

It is even worse when you compare the performance of Igbo state governors to that of other states in Yoruba land such as Ogun State, Lagos State to mention just a few.  The Igbo people need to wake up and say no to corrupt, incompetent and 419 leaders and seek to appoint credible people who can deliver the dividends of democracy to Igbo people who are becoming a joke in the face of modern day Nigerian politics.
Kobojunkie:

I agree and we need also READ ALL THAT IS POSTED rather than continue to ask silly questions of things that were never implied in the first place and made clear in post after post. Seriously, it gets real old after once or twice.

Again, can we get to discussing the issue of decay/lagging behind in Ibo States according to the posters definition of Ibo land?

The first quote is the original post. The poster mentions a few Igbo states and compares them to neighbouring states of Rivers, CRS and AKS. That comparison clearly indicates that the poster has separated the Igbo states from these states and that separation, in my opinion, is 100% correct, since those states are not Igbo states, in truth. The poster then goes further to state that most Igbo states are lagging behind, yet he gives example with only 2 states out of 5. That is less than 50%. He gives examples of his perception of lack of development as crime, poverty, and as he puts it, completely depleted infrastructure. I do not see how crime is a sign of lack of development. The most criminal countries in the world are actually the developed ones. South Africa has one of the worst crime rates, yet is far more developed than Nigeria, let alone Igbo states.  When the poster’s perception of poverty is considered, it is also clear that the poster is wrong because all poverty measurements available have shown that Igbos are not the poorest of Nigerians; in fact they are the least affected by poverty. Then the poster compares Igbo states to Ogun and Lagos, which shows clearly that for him to evaluate how lagging behind Igbos states are, he knows he should be comparing the so-called laggard states to some other states.  I do not see that the poster assumes that all Eastern states are Igbo sates. Otherwise, he would not compare Imo and Anambra to Rivers, CRS and Akwa Ibom.  I do not see any evidence that Ogun state is more developed than Igbo states except Ebonyi. I do not ses that Akwa Ibom and CRS are more developed that Igbo states aside Ebonyi. I do not see how we can prove that Igbo states are lagging behind without providing the evidence and comparing those evidences to those from other states. I do agree that Igbos lack good roads, but other parts of Nigeria also lack good roads. Federal infrastuctures are lacking in Igboland, but we all know the reason for that. I conclude that all Nigerian states lack development. I disagree that Igbo states lag behind other states in overall development, except Lagos and Rivers, both states that have had serious federal attention, unlike Igbo states.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 2:32pm On May 24, 2010
Yes Kobo, you are highly unproductive, as ever.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 2:24pm On May 24, 2010
yemmight:

When it became issue of GDP, igbo boys on NL have added, rivers, delta.  Igbo pple I hail thee.  Everybody knows that they lacks (sic) development seriously.  Igbo states lack good roads in Nigeria.  Thats why you see ibos flooding Lagos and Abuja for better life.

Yes they lack good roads. But are roads the only measure of development? In any case, the last time I checked the Sagamu road, the Ibadan-Kwara road, two of the worst in naija are not ''ibo'' roads. I do not see the better life in Lagos because the human development indices data does not indicate so. Igbos are simply migratory which explains why you find them even in Zamfara, far away from the ''better life'' (note the quote) you allude to in Lagos and Abuja.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 2:20pm On May 24, 2010
Kobojunkie:

The @Poster gave a list of states that apply, can we please stick to that list at least so we can move on from this to discuss the main question here? If it even makes it better for your Ego and mine, can we PRETEND all those on the thread are Ibos so we can at least get somewhere PRODUCTIVE with this?

Again you confirm that you are the poster (not that it matters to me). Do I understand that you, the poster, imply that non-Igbo speaking states of the former East are Igbo states? If so, how can you evaluate that Igbo states are lagging behind by comparing them to themselves? How can the allegation be proven w/out comparisons with so-called non Eastern states? I thought I was dealing with somebody that can analyse. Phew!

At first you say you expected much from Igbo states because we claim superiority and so should live up to it. Do CRS and AKS, Bayelsa and Rivers, your own new definition of Igbo states, also do same?
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 1:42pm On May 24, 2010
Kobojunkie:

Now apply the same when talking of individual Ibo states. It is really that simple!Oh boy!!! @Londoner, are you simply trying to continue derailing for as long as you can or something? I am really tired of people trying to move the mark most every debate on Ibos. Let us just agree to go with Ibo States being the States in the Eastern belt of Nigeria. Last I checked, the country has 3 major languages Hausa, Yoruba and Ibo. Ibo’s are usually in the Eastern region of the country. If we need to get technical for another debate, we can do that then. But for this can we consider the Eastern, not the Midwestern, but Eastern States and move on already?


You are a funny. So Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, CRS- all former Eastern states are now ''Ibo' states? YET the poster compared some of these states to some other Igbo states (Imo, Anambra) which, based on your analysis, implies comparing Igbo states to Igbos states. Now I can see how warped your logic is. Just give up because you have nothing to offer on this topic. Some ignoramuses think they know, but they do not.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 1:38pm On May 24, 2010
How do you proove that Igbo states are lagging behind w/out comparisons with other states? Looks like we are dealing with people who do not know right from left. What am I really doing here?
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 1:35pm On May 24, 2010
Kobojunkie

Stop being evasive. Please answer my questions. If you have no answers, please kindly say so.

1. You said Lagos has nothing compared to Imo? Please explain
2. Lagos has the population to generate huge revenues, seaports, fishin th sea and other water-based touristic potentials, a huge industrial base. Now tell me what Igbo states (or one specific Igbo state) have/has that is comparable
3. TO WHAT EXTENT CAN YOU SEPARATE THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT EXISTED IN LAGOS AS A FORMER FED CAPITAL FROM THE CURRENT ONES?
4. Why the fixation on Lagos? What about other SW states?

I have reposted these questions over and over for you and you pretend not to see them.
Politics / Re: Patience Jonathan, Fasola, Others In Abuja Land Bazaar by mekuszyx: 1:31pm On May 24, 2010
Can we ever find any clean leader in this country?
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 5:05am On May 24, 2010
Abia: Govt to stop overseas medical trips
05.22.2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010

As well to do Nigerians both in public and private sector continue to seek medical care abroad Abia state governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has vowed to stem the tide by building a medical institution of international standard with requisite facilities and experts to provide the best medical services as obtainable in advanced countries.




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He gave the assurance at the weekend while inspecting the progress of work at the Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, Umuahia where government expects to provide high standard medical services in partnership with Mecare Group of India.

“All the modern equipment for diagnosing illnesses will be put in place here,” the governor said, adding that the Indian medical firm would not only supply the medical equipment but also bring in the experts in the field of medicine, who would team up with local experts to provide world class medical care in Abia.

According to him, the 50 bed hospital would be run as a purely commercial venture and all the complex illnesses such as kidney diseases, heart and prostate problems, among others that usually compel Nigerians to seek appropriate care abroad would be treated effectively here in Abia.

Orji said that his administration paid N200 million to acquire Alaoma Hospital from its owner, Dr Anagha Ezeikpe, and has so far spent N150 million to renovate the facility to meet required architectural standard while N150 million was paid to Mecare Group as government’s counterpart funding obligation.

He expressed satisfaction at the massive reconstruction work in progress at the hospital, which according to him, was going on schedule, adding that work has entered its last stage before the gate of the medical complex is thrown open for medical services.

Orji said that his government was doing the same thing at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba hence he enthused that Abia was poised to become Nigeria’s medical tourist centre where Nigerians would come and receive proper medical care for illnesses instead of going abroad to seek medical care.
Politics / Re: Re: Igbo States Are Not Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 5:04am On May 24, 2010
Abia: Govt to stop overseas medical trips
05.22.2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010

As well to do Nigerians both in public and private sector continue to seek medical care abroad Abia state governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has vowed to stem the tide by building a medical institution of international standard with requisite facilities and experts to provide the best medical services as obtainable in advanced countries.




advertisement

He gave the assurance at the weekend while inspecting the progress of work at the Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, Umuahia where government expects to provide high standard medical services in partnership with Mecare Group of India.

“All the modern equipment for diagnosing illnesses will be put in place here,” the governor said, adding that the Indian medical firm would not only supply the medical equipment but also bring in the experts in the field of medicine, who would team up with local experts to provide world class medical care in Abia.

According to him, the 50 bed hospital would be run as a purely commercial venture and all the complex illnesses such as kidney diseases, heart and prostate problems, among others that usually compel Nigerians to seek appropriate care abroad would be treated effectively here in Abia.

Orji said that his administration paid N200 million to acquire Alaoma Hospital from its owner, Dr Anagha Ezeikpe, and has so far spent N150 million to renovate the facility to meet required architectural standard while N150 million was paid to Mecare Group as government’s counterpart funding obligation.

He expressed satisfaction at the massive reconstruction work in progress at the hospital, which according to him, was going on schedule, adding that work has entered its last stage before the gate of the medical complex is thrown open for medical services.

Orji said that his government was doing the same thing at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba hence he enthused that Abia was poised to become Nigeria’s medical tourist centre where Nigerians would come and receive proper medical care for illnesses instead of going abroad to seek medical care.
Politics / Re: Patience Jonathan, Fasola, Others In Abuja Land Bazaar by mekuszyx: 4:01am On May 24, 2010
I mentioned Fasola here because while he is busy displacing other people in Lagos, he is busy requesting for and getting plots of land for himself in Abuja.

Can anyone explain what given (plot) means? Does that mean for free or they paid for it?
Politics / Patience Jonathan, Fasola, Others In Abuja Land Bazaar by mekuszyx: 3:59am On May 24, 2010
The Abuja bazaar

By Idris Akinbajo


May 23, 2010 12:27PM


Three notable cases best epitomise how Aliyu Modibbo, as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, made a mockery of the Abuja master plan and entrenched lack of due diligence as standard operating practice in land management.

The cases are the purchase of 4million square metres of land by Sunrise Estate Development, Houses For Africa Development Ltd and Harmony Properties Development all in Abuja.

Shady dealings

On Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the office of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Mr. Modibbo, then FCT minister, met with officials of a fictitious company with the grandiose name of Houses For Africa Development Ltd.

At the end of the meeting, an agreement was reached with the company officials led by Adrian Ogun, its executive director, who at this point got the green light from Mr. Modibbo to go round the FCT and choose a site.

Interesting however, Mr. Modibbo was aware that Houses For Africa Development Ltd had not yet been formally registered as a company under Nigerian law.

After a merry go round, the company opted for 9.7 hectares of land located in Dutse district of Apo.

However, there was a problem. The land, on which Abuja indigenes were already living, had already been marked for a different purpose and the Abuja Geographic Information System, (AGIS), particularly its general manager, Ismail Iro, refused to play ball.

Nervous that their quest for choice land would be subverted by the land information agency, Mr. Ogun, on May 27, 2008, wrote a letter to his friend, the minister, requesting that “the honourable minister would consider instructing the general manager of AGIS to kindly allocate a right of occupancy over the said 9.7 hectares, ”

At the time of making this request, the company was “non-existent”, as it was not registered.

However, by June 25, the agency’s chief received the instruction from Mr. Modibbo. A. Sulaiman, the Director of Urban and Regional Planning wrote to the GM stating that Mr. Modibbo “had been briefed during our meetings about the commitments and villages living on the site but directed the revocation of the two plots on reasons of overriding public interest.”

They had been ordered to give the plots to the ‘company’.

Sensing that the coast was clear, Houses for Africa, on Monday, June 30, 2008, officially applied for the right of occupancy from AGIS. One week after, on July 7, 2008, the ‘company’ was registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission as ‘Houses for Africa Development Limited.’

A violated master plan

Allocation of land to non-existent companies in controversial circumstances were not the only way Mr. Modibbo (mis)managed the FCT. In clear violation of the Abuja Master Plan, Mr. Modibbo, at the point of leaving office in October 2008, activated a lands bazaar, giving land gifts to state governors, editors, law enforcement officials, and top government functionaries. Included amongst the major beneficiaries of these were the senate president, David Mark and the former National Security Adviser, Sarki Mukhtar.

Mr. Modibbo’s distortion of the Abuja master plan came as an irony for a man who, at his April 2008 Senate hearing, had pointedly accused Jeremiah Useni, a retired general and former FCT minister, of violating the Abuja master plan and promised to work to maintain it.

Investigations now show that he went father than Mr. Useni in violation that same plan.

Plot 1038 A05 in Maitama, district of Abuja is designated a sports complex in the Abuja master plan for instance. The plan calls it an urban park/open space. However, the location of this land was too tempting for Mr. Modibbo. Mr. Iro of the AGIS had told newsmen there was no more land to be allocated in choice areas of Asokoro and Maitama - and so something had to be done.

Following the request for choice land by top political office holders, and his decision to play ball, Mr. Modibbo carved out 25 plots of land from this location.

Fraudulent conversion

Mr. Modibbo had learnt from his predecessor.

Five months before his screening, Nasir El-Rufai had been grilled by angry members of the Senate committee on FCT in an atmosphere of hostility, and so he figured that there was no better way to avoid the wrath of the Senate than to pacify it’s leader. On September 3, 2008, the FCT minister approved one of the converted plots for David Mark, the president of the Senate (plot 1923).

Sensing that security reports had been generated on the fraudulent conversion of the land to residential plots, Mr. Modibbo gave one of the plots (plot 1922) to Mr. Mukhtar, the then National Security Adviser (NSA).

Then, a month and a half after, on October 28, Mr. Modibbo realised that the coast was clear: the other plots were ready to be shared.

Bukola Saraki, governor of Kwara State and chairman of the PDP Governors Forum (Plot 1937); Ikedi Ohakim, governor of Imo State (Plot 1942); Liyel Imoke, governor of Cross River State (Plot 1944); Aliyu Wamakko, governor of Sokoto State (Plot 1949); Ibrahim Shema, governor of (Plot 1947); Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, governor of Zamfara State (1939) benefitted next from the largesse.

Perhaps to ensure that the opposition Action Congress (AC) was not left out, Babatunde Fashola, the AC governor of Lagos State, who was busy protecting the parks and green zones in his state while Abuja was being violated, was also given; Plot 1948.

The spree reached even the Presidency, where Patience Jonathan, wife of then Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, was also given one plot (Plot 1940).

Mr. El-Rufai had incurred the wrath of top government functionaries by deciding to stick to the Abuja master plan and then demolishing various property, including that of a former national chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former senate presidents, and several senators. Mr. Modibbo decided to toe the opposite path: winning them over by giving them land.

Several other green areas in the Abuja master plan suffered the same problem as the sports complex under Mr. Modibbo. For instance, Pages 3, 9, 19 etc of the Abuja Master plan show the land directly behind the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters in Aso drive of Maitama as a green area - protective forestry.

Numbered Plot 1030 in the master plan, Mr. Modibbo decided to convert it to residential plots for his friends in high places.

Thus, eight plots of land were carved out from the area; and on August 29, 2008, Mr. Modibbo approved Mike Okiro, then Inspector General of Police (Plot 1925); and Mohammed Ohiare, a former PDP senator from Kogi State (plot 1927) as some of beneficiaries of the converted plots.

Sunny deal for Sunrise

It was not only in the violation of the Abuja master plan and giving land to patrons and cronies that the former FCT minister thrived. The Sunrise Estate deal is another example.

Sunrise Estate Development Limited, registered in 2002, is owned by foreigners including a Lebanese and a Greek. Under the “Accelerated Development Program within the FCT,” the company applied for land with which to build a private estate.

During this period however, Mr. Modibbo’s tenure as minister was coming to an end. Having been accused of financial misappropriation and sensing that the former president, Umaru Yar’Adua was about to remove him from office, the FCT minister would not allow the Sunrise deal pass him by.

In controversial circumstances, the minister approved three different plots of land (two in Maitama and one in Kugbo district of Abuja), measuring 4million square meters (400 hectares), to the company in one day (September 23, 2008), a few weeks before he was removed as minister.

Though it is unclear what Mr. Modibbo got from the deal, a senior official knowledgeable about the Abuja land process described it as “monumental and unprecedented in Abuja land allocation.”

When we contacted Mr. Modibbo for his reaction to our findings, he asked us to send him specific questions. At the time of going to press however, there was still no response from the former minister.

During his handing over ceremony on Friday, October 31, Mr. Modibbo not only declared his intention to ‘serve’ Nigeria again if offered the opportunity, he also commended his administration’s performance.

“We have tried to restore confidence in the administration of FCT and have instituted a number of programmes. I wish the in-coming administration will sustain the legacies we have left behind,” he said.
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Politics / Re: Re: Igbo States Are Not Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 2:22am On May 24, 2010
Sefago:

I think the OP is correct but people would never see the problem anyways because all they care about is their ethnic group. Everywhere in Nigeria is underdeveloped though regardless of ethnic group. There is a lot the state government for each state can do to improve their state infrastructure. You really dont need federal government except you want to work on huge projects.

And you incorrigible im-becile, the above in quote is what you said here https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-449388.0.html . Now you want to come preach to me? Not so? You better be consistent like me and stop being an irritable flip-flopper. Anyways, what does one expect from an Yoruba? Double-speak.
Politics / Re: Re: Igbo States Are Not Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 2:13am On May 24, 2010
Sefago read my posts, especially post number 15. I have acknowledged severally that the country is in shambles. Why anyone will come and tell me that Igbos are worse off  when it is not the case is what beats me. Unless you imply that the person(s) focusing on putting off Igbo states instead of the entire country should be left to run riot?
Politics / Re: Re: Igbo States Are Not Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 1:55am On May 24, 2010
Thanks Abagworo. Apparently some of those writing on here have not been to these places. Although I am an Igbo, my LGA is next to those in in Akwa Ibom and Cross River and I have travelled those places extensively. I do not see any devpts in AKS and  CRS that beat those in Ibo states except Ebonyi. Let anyone proove me wrong here.
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 12:59am On May 24, 2010
For anyone to compare Lagos with a state such as Imo state(for instance) one would have to come up with a way of matching resource levels here. I mentioned earlier that compared to states in the East, Imo included, Lagos has NOTHING. So how can I then make a fair comparison there?

I only pointed out that Lagos was, and is doing great for a state seriously limited in terms of the level of resources available to it. The current governor has been able to acheieve quit a lot in just 2 years and so is blazing the trail for development in Nigeria. You cannot deny that fact.

Lagos has nothing compared to Imo? Please explain
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 12:55am On May 24, 2010
You have been writing that lagos has nothing compared to ibo states. What is that?
Politics / Re: Igbo States Are Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 12:51am On May 24, 2010
Kobojunkie:

You have been comparing ibo (as you choose to call it) states with Lagos. I have not read you comparing a specific Igbo state with Lagos.

Now please go back and respond to these questions

1. Lagos has the population to generate huge revenues, seaports, fishin th sea and other water-based touristic potentials, a huge industrial base. Now tell me what Igbo states (or one specific Igbo state) have/has that is comparable
2. TO WHAT EXTENT CAN YOU SEPARATE THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT EXISTED IN LAGOS AS A FORMER FED CAPITAL FROM THE CURRENT ONES?
3. Why the fixation on Lagos? What about other SW states?
Politics / Re: Re: Igbo States Are Not Lagging Behind In Development by mekuszyx: 12:47am On May 24, 2010
Of the states, Akwa Ibom receives one of the highest if not the highest money for oil production. Still I have no proof that AKS is better than Enugu or Imo or Anambra or Abia. Ebonyi yes. CRS is only Calabar city. The rest places are rural. Show me proof that they are better than the Igbo states I have mentioned. I do not intend to drag this argument further, other than to state that all Nigerians states are not developing as they should. The issue of Igbo states lagging behind does not arise until the proper comparisons are made.

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