10 Days to End of Tenure, El-Rufai Marks 9 Makarfi’s Companies for Demolition, Revokes C of O

10 Days to End of Tenure, El-Rufai Marks 9 Makarfi’s Companies for Demolition, Revokes C of O

  • Barely ten days to the end of his tenure, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai did the unthinkable
  • Nine companies belonging to a former PDP governor, Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi has been marked for demolition by the Kaduna government on Thursday, May 18
  • Reacting to the development, Senator Makarfi disclosed that the matter is a serious one and he would head to the court to stop the Kaduna state government from carrying out its plan

A move that would shock many is the one recently carried out by the governor of Kaduna state.

On Thursday, May 18, Governor Nasir El-Rufai revoked the Right of Occupancy of nine companies belonging to a former Governor, Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi.

Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi, Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna state government
Governor El-Rufai marked 9 Makarfi’s companies for demolition and revokes C of O. Photo credit: Nasir El-Rufai
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Nasir El-Rufai marks ex-PDP govs companies for demolition

The affected properties have also been slated for demolition.

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Daily Trust understands that the notice of revocation and withdrawal of the right of occupancy had been served to the officials of the affected companies.

The official notice of revocation was addressed to the Director of Cane Properties, Plot 11, Murtala Square, Doka, Alhaji Ibrahim Makarfi who responded, “Our Lawyers will respond accordingly to the revocation and withdrawal of right of Occupancy of the companies.”

However, reacting to the revocation in a text message sent to Senator Makarfi, he confirmed receipt of nine revocation letters, The Nigerian Tribune report added.

He said,

“There is a serious issue. We need to meet Ustaz Yunus (SAN) to go to court to stop the state government; they just sent nine revocation letters to us”.

Listed among the affected properties are five plots in Mogadishu, three plots on Kwato road, and the Doka plot.

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Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, and Simon Lalong of Plateau are other governors expected to grace the event on Saturday, May 20.

The event would be coming up barely a week when Tinubu's presidency will be inaugurated, and President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over on May 29.

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The 63-year-old El-Rufai once served as FCT minister from 17th July 2003 to 27th July 2007 under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

El-Rufai's time as FCT minister earned him a lot of respect and accolades as he was mainly credited for urbanising the nation's capital.

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