Saraki silent as Kwara Assembly revokes acquisition of state property

By Balkis Tijani.

The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the state government to revoke the acquisition of a four-bedroom government chalet by former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

The property, Alimi Lodge, which is located on the Alimi Road at GRA, Ilorin, was reportedly sold to Saraki when he was governor of the state.

The decision of the State Assembly was propelled by the report of House Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development which had investigated ownership of the chalet.

According to the chairman of the committee, Omotayo Awodiji, investigations revealed that the transfer of ownership of the chalet to Saraki was illegal and unconstitutional.

Awodiji, added that the transfer of ownership of the chalet to Saraki did not conform with the state’s Pension Law for Governors and Deputy Governors.

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi, who read the resolutions of the House, emphasized that the revocation was necessary in order to obliterate all forms of illegalities and abnormalities, and to pave the way for meaningful development in the state.

Danladi further called on the state government to explore every legal means in recovering the chalet from the former senate president.

Dr. Bukola Saraki, has however remained silent on the issue as neither he nor his aides have reacted to the development.

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