Kaduna Traditional Rulers Warned Against Illegal Sale Of Lands Belonging To Ethno-Religious Victims, Others
Ward heads, district heads, traditional rulers and land agents in Kaduna South Local Government Area have been warned to desist from illegal dispose of people’s lands. The newly appointed Interim Management Committee Chairman, Kaduna South Local Government Area, Retired Major Yahaya Shinko, who gave the warning in an interview with journalists in his office Thursday, noted that not only lands but including abandoned properties belonging to deceased persons following series of crises in the state that are yet to be determined by the state government.
Retired Major Yahaya Shinko, who disclosed this, said that the people killed during unfortunate crisis and whose relations and their proprieties are laying down within the metropolis, are reportedly being sold by some of the traditional rulers.
He added that for these reasons, the Council has set up Kaduna South Local Government ‘Property Recovery Committee’ to look into such matters and deal with it.
The chairman opined that now that they are brining everything together, at the end of the compilation of such findings and recommendation, he will forward it to the state government for further action. The retired Major appealed to the public to report related issues to the local government office or to the lands zonal office, and assured that the authority will be able to take proper action.
He urged anybody wishing to procure or buy a land that does not have any dispute related to it, to go through the council and zonal land office of the local government than to terminate such deal with the district or village head. On the issue of obtaining Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O), the chairman pointed out that, why the process is taking long time is that the state government is being very careful so that two persons will not be issued same C-of-Os, same property and same land.
Also speaking during the interview, the Zonal Lands Officer in-charge Kaduna South, Chikun, Kajuru and Kachia local government areas and a traditional title holder, Mr. Yakubu Adankit, however, advised the people to be careful in buying government gazetted lands kept for future purposes.
According to him, no village head has any authority to sell any gazetted land, accept by government allocation, urging that, “if you are not being allocated a land by the state government, you should not make any illegal transaction.”