Niger Govt Revokes 241 Certificates of Occupancy at Zuma Rock Area


Laleye Dipo in Minna

The NigerSstate Government has revoked all certificates of occupancy in respect of land around the Zuma Rock in Tafa local government area of the state.

The Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, approved the revocation by exercising the powers conferred on him by section 28, sub-section 2 (b) of the state 1978 Land Use Act.

The revocation of the land titles followed a memorandum forwarded to the Governor by the Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Alhaji Haliru Zakari Jikantoro on March 14 this year.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Jonathan Vatsa, which confirmed the revocation of the titles, said that the Governor’s action was based on the “strategic location of the area and the need to preserve the natural endowment for collective benefits and above all in the overriding public interest.”