El-Rufai Flouts Court’s Order, Sets To Demolish Gbagyi Villa

Governor Nasir Elrufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, yesterday, said all structures in the expansive Gbagyi Villa suburb of Kaduna metropolis that did not have Certificate-of-Occupancy and Building Permits would be pulled down, despite a pending court case instituted by the community. Recall that Chris Obodum, Chairman, Gbyagi Villa Community, Gbagyi villa in April, claimed the community “has no fewer than 3,000 fully developed modern housing units, 40 churches and about 12 schools and 35,000 inhabitants.” El-Rufai, who visited Gbagyi villa yesterday, was shown around the controversial estate by the Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, Dr. Mohammed Bello Ibrahim, said it was unfortunate that thou-sands would have to lost their life savings because they broke the law. Bello told the governor that the villa was an illegal settlement, which had taken over 70 percent of the land allocated to the polytechnic.

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