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El-Rufai Threatens Sen. Hunkuyi’s Private Residence With Demolition

The Oasis Reporters

February 21, 2018


Sen. Hunkuyi’s private residence is currently under threat of demolition.

News has emerged that the Kaduna State Government has threatened to raze down the private residence of the senator representing Kaduna North, Sulaiman Hunkuyi, located at No. 18B Inuwa Wada Road, U/Rimi, for non-payment of land use rent.

This is coming barely 48 hours after demolishing the secretariat of the state’s All Progressives Congress, APC, faction loyal to the two suspended senators – Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, and Mr Hunkuyi.

However, in explaining its motives for the demolition, the Director-General, Kaduna State Geographical Information Service, KSGIS, Ibrahim Hussein, said in a statement on Monday that the land was revoked and the building ‘removed’ for flagrant violations of the Land Use Act and non-payment of rent since 2010.

Similarly, on Wednesday, KSGIS served Mr Hunkuyi a notice for non-payment of land use rent for 24 years at his private residence.

The agency, after computing the outstanding rent from 1995 till date (2018), amounting to over N31.5million.

According to the notice, Mr Hunkuyi is expected to pay within 30 days of service. Failure to comply will result in demolition.

However, DAILY NIGERIAN obtained a receipt of payment of N10, 000 rent for the 2017 land-use by Mr Hunkuyi, but the payment was not reflected in the computed outstanding issued by the agency.

Furthermore, an insider said there is more to this notice than meets the eye, adding that the actual amount payable for land use in Kaduna state is N10, 000.
“How did it skyrocket to N61, 160? How could the same rate be charged from 1995 to date?,” the source queried.

A chill has befallen the north western Nigerian state of Kaduna over the hitherto unknown act of rendering a political opponent homeless, which Governor Nasir El-Rufai is being accused of.
Although, the mosque of the Muslim minority shiite group and the residence of it’s leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzakky was equally razed down in the night and hundreds of it’s members killed, which drew worldwide condemnation under Governor El-Rufai’s watch in the last two years.


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