NIGER GOVERNOR REVOKES STATE PROPERTIES SOLD TO COMMISSIONERS, OTHER TOP OFFICIALS OF IMMEDIATE PAST GOVT

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Governor Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger State has ordered the revocation of government property sold to commissioners, government officials and private individuals by the immediate past administration of Abubakar Sani Bello.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Housing, Abdul Husaini, who disclosed this in a notice of revocation, said the revocation covered all land allocations within government designated areas across the state, including the River Basin Land at Sabon Wuse; the Three Arms Zone; City Centre, Minna; New Bypass, Kontagora; and forestry lands, Kontagora.

The notice reads in part: “Additionally, Certificates of Occupancy issued in favour of IBB University at Suleja; Maximum Shelter, Suleja; Dumez, Suleja; Abuja Steel Extension (Cityscape Land), Dikko; and a filling station along Keteren Gwari are equally revoked.”

Similarly, Gov Bago has also suspended the “last-minute” recruitment by the immediate past administration.

The Head of Service, Abubakar Y. Salisu, in a circular, said the suspension was on the directive of the governor.

Part of the circular reads: “I write under the directive of His Excellency, the Governor of Niger State, Rt Hon Mohammed Umar Bago, to convey the suspension of all forms of employment into the services of both state and local governments.”

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