A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted angrily to the revocation by the state government of the popular Ile-Arugbo, the property used by his late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, for years. Saraki said the governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his late father.
The governor had, on Friday, reverted the ownership of the land bordering the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin to that of the state government, saying a new State secretariat complex will now be erected on the land.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, “the land was originally meant for Government Secretariat and parking space of the Civil Service Clinic but was unlawfully allocated to a private firm Asa Investments Limited without any record of payment to the state government. No certificate of occupancy was ever issued in favour of the firm.”