Nigeria: Human Rights Activist Urges El’Rufai to Probe Land Allocation By Outgoing Administration

By Mohammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Chairman Human Right Association of Nigeria, Kaduna state chapter, Sadau Garba has called on Kaduna state governor-elect , Nasir El’Rufai to investigate plots of land allocated to some individuals by the outgoing government of Muktar Ramalan Yero.

According to him, there are lot of plots allocated to people by the present government in the state.

The human right lawyer who disclosed this while addressing journalists in the state explained that people were concerned with the way the outgoing leadership in the state was carving out plots of land without due process.

“We are concerned with the information reaching us that the outgoing government in the state are carving out plots of land to their friends, politicians and businessmen. We believe it is not proper and so the government should stop that.

“We have sent a letter to the state governor on the issue; we hope he will adhere to our advice which is to stop issuing or carving out such plots.

“We call on the next governor, Nasir El’Rufai to revoke any illegal plot of land issued by the outgoing government,” he said.

Sadau frowned at the issue of Eid ground in Zaria, saying how can people be praying for more than 20 years and all of a sudden the land was carved out and given to people.

He also urged the incoming governor not to continue with joint account between the state and the local government.

Contacted on the allegation, Commissioner of lands and Survey, Alhaji Abdulsalam Baba Ahmed denied the allegation, describing them as baseless and mere speculation.

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He said the government did nothing wrong in carving out the plots because due process were followed before carving the plots.

“All these allegations levelled against us are just baseless and remains allegation because there are no facts to back them up,’ he said.

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