The Kwara state government through the office of the state’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin on Thursday says the news going round media platforms, that the Kwara state government has demolished Saraki’s ancestral home is false.
The government went further to say that, “Saraki’s ancestral home is in Agbaji, while the property we are talking about is in the heart of Government Reserved Area (GRA), Ilorin.
“The government position is that the land was (and still is) a public property originally meant for the construction of a secretariat, a civil service clinic and parking lots.
“However, ownership of the property was spuriously transferred to a private firm and for commercial purpose without the firm paying a kobo to government or obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy,” Ajakaye said.
According to him, what the government has done was to reclaim the land in the spirit of what it was originally meant for.