Kaduna State Governments Revokes Late Gen. Sani Abacha’s Property CofO Over Allege debt

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of an hotel owned by the former head of state General Sani Abacha over an unpaid 19 years ground rent.

Comatose Durbar Hotel which has been contention between the federal government and the family of the late Head of State General Sani Abacha since 20001.
An order restricting the taking over and demolition of the hotel by the governor and concerned governmental agencies has been issued by a kaduna based high court


The Kaduna State Governor disclosed this in a letter dated December 31, 2019 and addressed to Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, months after the hotel which has been in a dilapidated state was demolished by his administration.

The revocation letter which was jointly signed on January 3rd, 2020, by Governor El-Rufai and the Deed Registrar, Yusuf Muawiyah of the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), reads in part;
“Violation of terms of grant; security and safety risk to the people of Kaduna State.

“In the light of the above, you are hereby notified that the said plot of land had thus been revoked in line with section 28 of the Land Use Act, 2004.

The property ownership judgement is been awaited to be delivered by the Supreme Court judge by Justice Hannatu Balogun of the State High Court restrained the Kaduna State Government from tampering with the property following its demolition, after an ex parte motion was filed Reuben Atabo, counsel to Durbar hotel management and the Abacha family

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