Controversy trails plan to sell Nasarawa property in three states
The last may not have been heard of the move by the Nasarawa Government to depose all its property outside the state, as Peoples Democratic Party alleged that its an attempt by the state governor, Umaru Almakura to buy up the property with his associates.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its executive council meeting in Lafia, the PDP in Nasarawa State alleged that the assets in question located in Kaduna, Jos, Lagos and in the state, are investment property, which has yielded over N7billion above the purchasing price of N40million.
The party further alleged that attempt by Governor Almakura and his commissioner of Finance Ayuba Dogara to liquidate the Nasarawa Investment and Property Development Limited is not in accordance with the company and allied matter act.
“All the state expect from Almakura is for him to add value to the company and other landed property and assets to leave them in good state to create employment for the teaming citizens of the state and generate revenue for the state. Rather than using his cronies to do so now that it is difficult to launder ill-gotten funds outside the country under the watch of president Muhammedu Buhari even though some of them think being members of the ruling party they are immuned”.
“It is necessary to point out that Nasarawa Investment Property Development Company Limited was established with then responsibility of performing a catalytic role, and serving as an engine of industrial growth and development the state with a mission to strategically place the state in a position of strength to effectively promote economic activities for the wellbeing of the citizens of the state”.
The communiqué warned individuals, groups and corporate bodies who may have been contacted in respect of any of the properties and assets to desist from doing so in their own interest as the matter shall be revisited even if allowed to proceed.
But the Chairman of the ruling APC in the state, Mr. Tatari Chekwo said the decision of the state government to close down the investment companies was basically to relieve the state of unneccesary financial burdens and losses.
“It is however regrettable that the PDP and APGA in the state rather than engaging the state in constructive opposition has resorted to attacking, casting aspersion in persons. We warn them to desist from this”, he said.
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