El- Rufai’s aide, Uba Sani not owns Gidan-Daji land – Ministry
Land tussles between the Gidan Daji community in Chukun Local Government of Kaduna state and Senior Assistant on Political matter to Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Uba Sani, took a dramatic turned
as the Director-General of the Lands and Survey Department in Kaduna State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, clarified that the Ministry never allocated any land to Mallam Uba Sani.
He said the piece of land, which is now a subject of litigation belongs to M&U Company. He stated this while addressing the media in Kaduna on Thursday, saying the land title was given to M&U Company which Mallam Uba Sani has interest.
Hassan further stated that the clarification became necessary due to some allegation that the Ministry allocated the land title to Uba Sani and he is willing to testify to that in any Court of Law.
According to him, the Danbushiya community was ab-initio known as ‘Eastern Sector’ and was renamed Millennium City during the era Of late Governor Patrick Yakowa.
He further revealed that during the era of former military Governor of Kaduna state, Lawal Jafaru Isa, the State government promulgated a law banning sale or buying of any portion of the land in the area because the state has plans to develop it in the interest of all.
“The military administration engaged in public enlightenment on the banned, which lasted for whole year and it was clear that anyone who bought any portion of that land in the years preceding 1994 did so at his or her own risk.
“However, farming on the land was allowed pending whenever the State government’s housing project kicked-off.
“The General Manager of Kaduna State Urban Property Development Agency
KASUPDA in late Governor Patrick Yakowa administration directed the agency to update records regarding the land, ahead of Mass Housing project, under public-Private partnership. According to him, the final sketch which was approved by the late governor is still the legally recognized document.
“There was a company known as M&U, which is today being associated with Malam Uba Sani that applied for a land in respect of the Mass Housing Project in the area. Everybody in that community knew when Malam Uba Sani made all the necessary payments to the government for ownership”. He said
Alhaji Hassan further recalled that when the controversy came up, he officially visited the area, along with the Director of Town Planning and met the people who were laying claim to encroachment in the presence of traditional rulers of the place.
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