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NBTE recovers FCT landed property

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
22 November 2021   |   3:51 am
The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has said that the management has recovered its Abuja landed property illegally confiscated by land grabbers.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has said that the management has recovered its Abuja landed property illegally confiscated by land grabbers.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Prof. Idris Bugaje, in a statement said that the board had followed due process to nullify DB Mangal’s claims to the board’s property,

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

“We got approval and accordingly notify 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.”

According to him, the board has a subsisting judgment of Abuja High Court in 2007 that returned the confiscated land to NBTE, including the structures illegally built by DB Mangal.

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

NBTE boss recalled that the trespassers had “mobilised hoodlums, who attacked and once again, forcefully took over the property.”

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