Factional APC Secretariat Was Removed For Flagrant Violations Of Land Use, Says Kaduna Govt
The Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KAPSUDA), has said a building on 11B Sambo Close, was removed for flagrant violations of land use and non-payment of ground rent since 2010.
The demolished building housed the factional chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), loyal to Senator Shehu Sani, and owned by Senator Hunkuyi Suleiman.
In a press statement signed by Ibrahim Husseini, Director-General of Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), the demolition was part of government’s commitment to clear the state off illegal structures, tackle street hawking and restoring order across Kaduna.
The statement noted that the illegal violation of Land use by the owner of the building had begun to distress neighbours who were being forced to endure an influx of thugs and blockage of the road.
“The Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) issued a revocation notice of statutory right of occupancy No. KD. 16712, that covers 11b Sambo Close in the Ungwan Rimi area. The appropriate notice of revocation was delivered at 28 Inuwa Wada Road, the registered address of the company that held the title to the property. The notice was also delivered to the building in question, and sent by post to the registered address of the previous title holder,” the statement read.
The government however stated that the recovered land has now been allocated to KASUPDA for the purpose of developing and maintaining a public park that will provide a green area and a serene place for recreation in that residential neighbourhood.
“KADGIS (the government agency charged with ultimate responsibility on land matters in Kaduna State) wishes to remind all title owners to be fastidious in complying with the terms of their allocation. The purpose of allocation of land cannot be wilfully altered; neither can title holders lawfully neglect to pay their ground rents.
“Since 2016, the government has been taking action on various land related matters, including revoking all undeveloped land titles in the state and directed that all abandoned buildings be developed within three months of the notice,” the statement added.