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No plan to revoke Kano Club land title —Govt


The Kano State Government has debunked reports that it plans to revoke the title of Kano Club in the metropolis, saying it is a mere misrepresentation of facts to settle political scores.

This was contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Muhammad Garba, and issued to newsmen on Wednesday night.

The management of Kano Club had earlier on Wednesday evening addressed a press conference where they threatened to take legal action against the alleged plan.

Garba, however, explained that in the content of the letter sent to the owners of the club, there was no mention of revocation but expiration of the term of title of the land in question since April 6, 2019.

He said as a statutory agency saddled with the responsibility of land management and informed by the reform in land administration in the state, the state Bureau for Land Management ensures payment of ground rent by property owners as well as renewal of land titles.

Garba added that the oldest golf course’s term of title issued on April 6, 1979 had expired, and the bureau had communicated to the club about the expiration of its title and the need for urgent settlement of the ground rent, only for an online publication, owned by an element of the opposition in the state to twist the story in his favour.

He said the story emanated from the Daily Nigerian, whose owner is a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, would stop at nothing to discredit the ruling party in the state.

While further debunking the story, the commissioner said the status of the club remains, and called on the public to be wary of agents of destabilisation bent on creating confusion in the state and therefore called for total rejection of the story.

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