- Land being used by the Saraki family has been Kwara state government
- The land was originally meant for government secretariat, the state government says
- According to reports, the land is situated right in front of late Dr Olusola Saraki’s residence
The Kwara state government says it has taken over a piece of land being used by the family of Saraki in Ilorin.
This was disclosed in a press release by the chief press secretary to Kwara governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye on Friday, December 27,
According to him, a new secretariat would be built on the land.
He also disclosed that the land was originally meant for government secretariat and parking space of the civil service clinic.
He added that the land was unlawfully allocated to a private firm, Asa Investments Limited, without any record of payment to the state government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that part of the land, situated beside the civil service clinic, is also right in front of late Dr Olusola Saraki’s residence.
NAN also reports that the late Saraki built a house and named it ‘Ile Arugbo’ (elderly peoples’ home).
According to the statement, no certificate of occupancy was issued in favour of the firm.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, congratulated former president of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki as he turned 57 years on Thursday, December 19.
In a statement by his spokesman, Olisa Ifeajika, the governor commended Saraki for his remarkable contributions to the development of Nigeria and the legislature when he served as chairman of the 8th National Assembly.
He noted that Saraki's role as director-general of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 general elections was very remarkable in spite of the party not winning the election.
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