Member representing Bauchi federal constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi has described the action of the state government for demolishing his house as against the rule of law and dereliction of its responsibility of protecting the lives and property of its citizens.
Hon. Yakubu Abdullahi wondered how agents of the government caused grievous injury to the security guards of the property in question without any provocation in a desperate attempt to illegally demolish his landed property, saying the action further confirmed that Bauchi state government does not value the sanctity of human live created by Almighty Allah.
It could be recalled that the Bauchi state government through its agents on the night of October 1, 2021 unlawfully demolished Hon. Yakubu Abdullahi House at No.7 Buba Yero road without Court Order, and in the presence of SSA Security to the governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.
“It is unfortunate and disheartening that the Bauchi State Government instead of burying its head in shame for unlawfully demolishing the building of Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi on the 1st October, 2021 in the night without Court Order, and in the presence of SSA Security, after being fully aware that the matter is pending before a court of law in the High Court of Bauchi State”.
Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi in a press briefing Tuesday through his secretary, Rt. Hon. Ukkasha Hamza Rahama who said that the action of the state government was coming after his boss Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi filed a Court case against Bauchi State Government, Attorney General of Bauchi State, State Ministry of Land and Survey, and State Urban Development Board.
Rahama explained that his client owned the property through purchase from the original owner, as a deed of assignment was prepared between the original owner and Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, and duly registered after Bauchi state government approved the consent to assigned the property to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi.
“The building construction on property covered by Certificate of Occupancy No. BA/39705 was not an illegal construction. The Bauchi State Government granted approval to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi to erect the structures and in line with the Bauchi State Government approval that Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi commenced construction on his plot of land at No. 7 Buba Yero Road, old GRA, Bauchi”.
According to him, Hon. Abdullahi had before commencing building on the land, had his building proposal approved by the State Urban Development Board, as the building plan was also approved by the same board sometime in 2018 and the amended building proposal was approved on the 22nd October, 2020 and all the necessary fees paid.
“It was the Bauchi State Government that processed and issued Certificate of Occupancy in the name of the original owner, it gave consent for the assignment of the property to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi and it was the same government that gave approval to Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi to build his residential house on the property within 3 years”.
Rt. Hon. Ukkasha Hamza Rahama also debunked the claim that the question in question House No. 7 Buba Yero, old GRA, Bauchi is exempted from the policy of owner-occupier basis, and attributed the state government’s action to political differences.
Rahama concluded, “Bauchi State Government after collecting a huge sum of money from Hon. Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi for registration of title documents with the land registry and hugely paid for obtaining building approval from Bauchi State Government as well as spending millions of naira in raising the structure, the Bauchi State Government has done what can be termed as robbery”.
Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence
As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.
The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.
Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.
She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.
“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.
“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.
Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.
She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.
Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.
In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.
She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.
“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.
“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.
Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.
Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.
The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.
The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.
Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.
Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.
The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads
Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.
The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.
These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.
Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.
Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.
The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.
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