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NBTE has recovered FCT property from trespassers, says Bugaje

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
19 November 2021   |   3:13 am
The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has recovered its Abuja landed property from land grabbers. Executive Secretary of NBTE, Prof. Idris Bugaje, in a statement over DB Mangal’s claims to the recovery of the board’s property in Abuja..

Prof. Idris Bugaje

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has recovered its Abuja landed property from land grabbers. Executive Secretary of NBTE, Prof. Idris Bugaje, in a statement over DB Mangal’s claims to the recovery of the board’s property in Abuja, noted: “DB Mangal should have gone to court to assert his rights over the land. What they failed to mention to the public was a subsisting judgment of Abuja High Court in 2007 that returned the confiscated land to NBTE, including the structures illegally built by DB Mangal.

“As recent as June 2019, the special presidential investigation panel re-affirmed the High Court order and, in a ceremony, handed over the building to NBTE.”

However, the NBTE boss alleged that trespassers to the property mobilised hoodlums, who attacked, and once again, forcefully took over the property after allegedly compromising the NBTE leadership then.

Said Bugaje: “When I assumed office in April, 2021, I sought the approval of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to re-enforce the subsisting court judgment using all security apparatus at our disposal.

“We got approval, and accordingly notified DB Mangal of our intention. This was carried out successfully on November 11, 2021. Federal Government property has now been recovered; rule of law upheld and the directives of the presidential investigation panel affirmed.”

The board sought the understanding and cooperation of all Nigerians to ensure that the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari is upheld by any legal means necessary, and end the days of impunity in Nigeria.

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