Monday, April 15, 2024

Group indicts top officials over sale of Kogi Govt land


A bunch beneath the aegis of the Lokoja Improvement Affiliation, LDA, has alleged that some high authorities officers in Kogi State are behind the unlawful sale of land belonging to the state’s Ministry of Agriculture.

The group, which is in search of the intervention of Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, on this improvement, revealed that the land is positioned alongside Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Street, beside HABSO filling station, in Lokoja.

They additional warned that the event might trigger mayhem within the space if nothing is urgently performed.

The LDA Chairman, Alhaji Musa Usman, whereas talking with journalists, stated: “We awoke final week and noticed some males who claimed they have been authorities officers measuring this land and subsequently ordering its fencing.

“After we requested them, they stated that the parcel of land and constructing had been bought to at least one high authorities official on the Authorities Home.

“The construction on this land was constructed by the Northern Nigeria Authorities within the Sixties because the Produce Workplace for Kabba Province. When Kogi State was created in 1991, it was then transformed to Tractor Hiring Workplace by the state Ministry of Agriculture.

“It remained the Ministry of Agriculture property till it was allegedly bought by some authorities officers. So far as we’re involved, no one, irrespective of how extremely positioned, might be allowed to place any construction right here. We are going to proceed to guard authorities and our ancestral lands in Lokoja.

‘This land and the traditional constructing are alleged to be a monument that the state authorities should rehabilitate for tourism functions and never be bought to a high authorities official that may use ill-gotten cash to develop for private use,” Usman suggested.

He stated additional; “We’re utilizing this medium to name on the state authorities to, as a matter of urgency, cease any improvement by a person or group on this land.

“If nothing is finished to cease the customer of this land from additional improvement, we will embark on mass protests till the land is handed again to the state authorities. We promise to proceed to show the actions of those land grabbers claiming to be authorities officers.

“The LDA Chairman subsequently appealed to the state authorities to arrange an clever staff that might be dispatched to numerous native authorities areas to determine and apprehend people concerned within the unauthorised sale of presidency properties.”

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