Kano govt demolishes illegal building at filin Kabara
Kano State Government has demolished an illegal building at the popular filin Sheikh Nasiru Kabara, in the metropolis.
The state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje ordered the demolition after investigation revealed that no official approval was given for the structure on the land belonging to the Kano State Emirate Council.
This was contained in a statement issued by Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) Public Relations Officer, Nabilusi Abubakar K/Na’isa , on Tuesday.
Solacebase reports that the demolition of the controversial building was carried out on Monday night.
It was gathered that there was a Kano High Court order restraining demolition of the building issued by Justice Rabiu Sadiq.
The matter before the court was scheduled for August 1st 2022, but due to a public holiday granted by the state government the matter was heard on Tuesday and the court adjourned sitting till October 4th.
According to the owner of the building, the land was leased to him by Kano Emirate that owns the land.
‘’Baffa Babba Ɗan’agundi, Managing Director Kano Road and Traffic Agency who doubles as the chairman Committee on Removal of Illegal structures wish to inform the public that against earlier speculations, neither the state government nor the Emirate Council gave the permit, ‘’the statement said.
‘’It is important for the public to know that the illegal building had led to suspicion between the state government and the Emirate Council with both party accusing each other of been behind it but after thorough investigation, it was discovered that some greedy and self centered persons who only cares about their interest were behind it.’’
The statement said while further investigations are ongoing, Governor Ganduje has ordered for a complete fencing and installation of recreational facilities for children on the land, while the remaining space used for zikir by the Kadariyya sect will also be fenced.
‘’The governor has also directed for 24/7 security presence in the area to protect children in the play ground, parents and guardians against all forms of crimes.’’
According to the statement the committee also warns that those who engage in erecting illegal structures in the state must henceforth desist from such as government has resolved to prosecute anyone caught violating state laws regarding acquiring land and erecting structures.