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Kaduna vows to expose illegal occupants of govt property

By Saxone Akhaine, Northern Bureau Chief   |   22 November 2015   |   11:15 pm  

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THE Kaduna State Government has vowed to publish the names of individuals who were allocated lands inside public schools and hospitals in the state.

Spokesperson to the State Governor, Mallam Samuel Aruwan, said while addressing a press conference in the state capital that the disclosure was necessary for records purposes.

According to Aruwan, the ongoing recovery of lands allocated to individuals in public schools and hospitals “is now being implemented in Rimi College, Kaduna, which was founded in 1941 as Saint John’s College, and the school occupies 24.387 hectares of prime land.”

Governor Nasir El-Rufai explained through his media aide that, “the previous governments eventually excised a total of 3.19 hectares, which they gave to private individuals,” adding that, “the school also lost its students’ hostels, which were converted to offices for some state and federal agencies.”

When asked when the state government will publish the names of the illegal occupants, Aruwan, who did not give a specific date said, “the promise will be fulfilled. It is in the interest of transparency, and the government considers it prudent to publish the names of the individuals who were allocated plots of land within the school by previous administrations.”

Meanwhile, the state government has tasked residents to be security conscious and vigilant following intelligence report of plans by unknown gangs to unleash terror in the state.

A statement signed by Aruwan, said, “the government also admonished citizens to report suspicious persons or any questionable activity to the nearest security agencies, Kaduna State Government, traditional, religious and community leaders throughout the state.”



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