Kano Govt did not revocate Kano Club land title – official

KANO State Government has debunked a news report as mere misrepresentation of facts to settle political scores that it has revoked the land title of Kano Club in the metropolis.

Kano Information and Internal Affairs Commissioner Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement on Wednesday stated that the content of an official letter sent to 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 statutory agency saddled with the responsibility of land management and informed by the reform in land administration in the state, the Bureau for Land Management ensures payment of ground rent by property owners as well as renewal of land titles.

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

He said the story which emanated from the owner of Daily Nigerian, a staunch member of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) would stop at nothing to discredit the 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 destabilization bent on creating confusion in the state.

Garba therefore called for total rejection of the fabricated story.