The Kwara State House of Assembly Tuesday finally revoked the acquisition of Alimi Chalet by former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The revocation followed the voiding of the acquisition, valuation and certificate of land title (Right of Occupancy) in respect of the chalet in the personal name of Saraki for non compliance with the provisions of the Pensions Law 2010.

These were part of the resolutions of the House, following the presentation of the report of the House committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development,by its Chairman, Hon. Omotayo Felix Awodiji, at the floor of the House.

Reading the resolutions, the Speaker, Engr Yakubu Danladi Salihu, said the revocation became expedient to ensure an enduring end to all forms of illegalities and abnormalities to pave way for meaningful development of the state.

The House then urged the state government to immediately explore every available legal process to recover the chalet from the former governor.

Chairman of the House Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, had while presenting the report, observed among other things, that the Alimi Chalet was purposely built by the state government as a guest chalet, for a sitting governor and not transferable as exit package for any outgoing governor, while the chalet according to him, does not fit into the recommendations of the pension law of 2010.

He said the House was not probing former Senate President but mandated its standing committee to investigate the ownership of Alimi Chalet.

Other members, who spoke on the report, eulogized the committee for carrying out a thorough assignment and urged the House to adopt its recommendations with a view to recover the chalet from private hands.dp


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