By Sunday Apah
The President General of Ovwian community, Olorogun Frank Muwhen (aka Magamu), has told the management of Premium Steel and Mines Limited not to extend its alleged sales of land and equipment of the plant to his community farmlands that were not acquired by the defunct Delta Steel Company.
Magamu, who made this known in a press release in reaction to a publication credited to the Director of Legal Affairs, Premium Steel and Mines Limited, Emmanuel Agbaje Esq, claiming that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had directed for occupants of the company’s lands to vacate without delay, advised the management of the company to concentrate on its major objective of steel production instead of land issues.
He noted in the statement that the authors of the said story want to drag Mr. President’s name into their false claim of Ovwian community land by chasing shadows and leaving the real substance.
According to him, “PSML is not ready to make the steel plant work but has resorted to the sale of the plant’s equipment, lands, and properties of the housing estates.
“Not satisfied with the sale of the plant’s equipment, lands, and properties at the housing estates, they have extended their unholy deals to Ovwian community farmlands that were not acquired by the defunct Delta Steel Company.
“So, we advise them to concentrate on the primary objective of steel production and stop the unauthorized and illegal encroachment of Ovwian community farmlands.”
He advised occupants of Ovwian community farmlands not to be perturbed by the alleged fake news and to go about their daily business, as they will not allow anyone to use Mr. President’s name to intimidate them.
Magamu pointed out that Mr. President has capable media aides who can issue statements on his behalf, and not a lawyer attached to Premium Steel and Mines Limited.