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Zungeru Dam: Court awards N1.1 trillion compensation to Niger community over untold hardship



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A Niger State High Court sitting in Minna has awarded N1.1 trillion compensation to the Samboro community in Rafi Local Government Area over the untold hardship they face because of the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project in the area.

Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the court gave the ruling in suit no:  NSHC/6/2023 as filed by Abubakar Usman and 2,844 others against the federal government.

Their lawyer, Mohammed Ndarani, told the court that his client had undergone untold hardship over land encroachment and pollution which is in contravention of the laws of the land.

Passing down his verdict on Thursday, Justice Mohammed agreed with the submissions of the applications.

The judge said,

Mohammed expressed delight with the judgment, saying the people had been vindicated.