Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed
By Hammed Shittu
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has ordered the stepping down of the implementation of urbanisation law in the state.
The law has allowed state government to take over the control of all available land in the state for economic and industrial prosperity.
But the law was kicked against by stakeholders in the state on the allegations that it will deprive various individuals and communities of their lands.
The first opposition came from the stakeholders in Ilorin emirate under the aegis of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU).
Since then, Ahmed, leadership of ruling PDP and immediate past governor of the state, Senator Bukola Saraki, had intervened on the matter so as to allow them know the economic benefits that would come to the doorsteps of Kwarans.
Even Saraki while addressing some stakeholders at the lesser hajji in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the weekend, appealed to them to allow peace reign supreme on the land acquisition by the state government in view of the economic benefits that would accrue to the state in the long run.
However, THISDAY exclusively gathered yesterday that the governor has ordered the land acquisition implementation to be put on hold in the mean time.
A Government House sources told THISDAY Sunday that the development became imperative in view of the hues and cries that greeted the implementation of urbanisation law in the state.
Sources said that apart from this, the stepping down of the implementation of the law would also assist the state government to meet all the stakeholders again on the law.
This, according to THISDAY checks would douse the tension and proffer final amicable resolutions on the implementation of the law in the state.