Kano State Government has asked Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, to send his account details to receive a compensation of N4.5m compensation over his N250m property which was demolished to pave way for the ongoing flyover and underpass being constructed at the Dangi Roundabout area.
Kano State Bureau for Land Management spokesperson, Murtala Shehu Umar who made the appeal in a statement released on Wednesday December 4, said the state’s Government has since released money to settle the compensation for all affected structures in the area. According to him, only the Emir is yet to submit his bank details.
Umar said the government did not seize “any land belonging to the Monarch. Although as the general public is aware that the present administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is constructing a gigantic Underpass, first of its kind in the country at Dangi on Zaria road, and due to the nature of design and size of the underpass some structures within the area were affected and needed to be removed from the area.
“Among the structures affected are 2 wall fenced lands belonging to the Emir, one at Ibrahim Dabo Road, and the other at Dr. Borodo Road and another big dilapidated room attached to the walls, these structures were removed with the consent of His Royal Highness as it was not the whole plot that was affected as some Media reported.
“Any person is free to visit the area to assess and see for himself to avoid doubt and report to the general public what he/she has seen instead of carrying news from the people who don’t want peace in the State.
“Based on this development Kano State Bureau for Land Management is appealing to His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano Malan Muhammadu Sanusi II to send his account details for the payment of his compensation, since the Government has released the money to the Bureau to settle all the compensation of the affected structures, and only the Emir is yet to submit his bank details as at this time”
It was further gathered that officials of the Ministry of Lands have confirmed that Emir Sanusi purchased the 1.2-hectare land in 2010 at a cost of N200 Million and that it was recently valued for N250 Million at a commercial rate.