Katsina Gov Revokes Lands Allocated by MDAs over Alleged Illegalities

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The Katsina State Governor, Dikko Umar Radda, has revoked all lands alleged to have been illegally allocated to individuals by some government officials in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the state.

The decision of the governor, which came barely one month after his inauguration, was contained in a circular signed by the Director of Human Resource in the office of the head of civil service, Mr. Ado Yahaya.

Radda, in the circular dated June 6, 2023 and addressed to all MDAs in the state, observed with dismay the indiscriminate allocations of land and carve outs, particularly around public buildings by some officials of the MDAs.

The circular, which copy was seen by THISDAY read: “To this end, all such practices must be stopped forthwith as only the government through the Ministry of Lands and Survey have the statutory right to allocate all lands in the state.

“In addition, all lands allocated indiscriminately without following due process are hereby revoked.

“Accordingly, any government official who involved himself in such illegal allocation of land in the state will be severely sanctioned in line with the extant rules governing the service.”

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