El-Rufai marks 9 properties of ex-Gov Makarfi for demolition

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has revoked the right of occupancy (RO) of nine properties belonging to Sen Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of the state.

All nine properties according to reports have been marked for demolition.

The notice of revocation and withdrawal of the right of occupancy was served to the officials of the affected properties on Thursday, in Kaduna.

The notice was signed by Mahmud Aminu, registrar of Kaduna Geographical Information Service, and addressed to Ibrahim Makarfi, director of Cane Properties, Plot 11, Murtala Square, Doka.

The affected properties include five plots in Mogadishu, three plots on Kwato Road, and one plot at Doka, all within the Kaduna metropolis.

“I have been directed to refer to the above right of occupancy and inform you that His Excellency, Governor of Kaduna State has in the exercise of the power conferred on him under section 28 (5) (a) and (b) of land use act 1978, revoked and withdrawal your rights and continued failure and contravention of covenanted terms and conditions of the right of occupancy,” the notice read.

Meanwhile, Senator Makarfi has confirmed receipt of nine revocation letters, adding that “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”.

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