Mixed reactions have trailed the decision of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to demolish nine companies belonging to a former Governor, Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi.
The Right of Occupancy of the companies will also be revoked by the State government, according to reports.
Daily Trust reported that the notice of revocation and withdrawal of the right of occupancy has been served to the officials of the affected companies.
The official notice of revocation was addressed to the Director of Cane Properties, Plot 11, Murtala Square, Doka, Alhaji Ibrahim Makarfi who responded by saying “Our Lawyers will respond accordingly to the revocation and withdrawal of right of Occupancy of the companies”.
Among the affected properties are five plots in Mogadishu, three plots on Kwato road, and the Doka plot.
In separate letters of revocation and withdrawal of right of Occupancy signed by the Registrar of Kaduna Geographical Information Service (KADGIS), Mahmud Aminu said: “I have been directed to refer to the above Right of Occupancy, and inform you that His Excellency, Governor of Kaduna State has in the exercise of power conferred on him under section 28 (5) (a) and (b) of Land Use Act 1978, revoked and withdrawal your rights and continued failure and contravention of covenanted terms and conditions of the Right of Occupancy”.
The reports has sparked mixed reactions with some netizens describing the act as wickedness.
A netizen said: “This man is the most wicked governor ever.”
Another netizen, Stanley said: “Look at how stupid and wicked our leaders and politicians are..with the rate of poverty and lack of job in this country someone that called himself a governor is marking companies for destruction just because it belongs to opposition..you don’t even consider the hundreds of ur citizens that are working in these companies..it’s not even that efcc or ICC accused him of anything..nawaooo”
While Richmond wrote: “Very lame and stupid idea. When government is not creating jobs. Does he know how many people that will loose their jobs? In this terrible situation and economic crisis they left the country in?”