Court Fines Kano Govt N30bn For Illegal Demolition


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Federal High Court in Kano has ordered the Kano State Government to pay the Incorporated Trustees of Eid Grand Shop Owners N30 billion as compensation for the unlawful demolition of their properties.

The court ruled that the state government carried out the demolition exercise without recourse to the law.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kano State governor, Abba Yusuf, ordered the demolition of certain properties across Kano Metropolis, which he claimed the immediate past government sold illegally.

Some of the properties demolished include a three-storey building with 90 shops on a race course at the Nasarawa GRA. Daula Hotel is a three-star hotel reconstructed by the Ganduje administration under a Private Public Partnership arrangement.

The government also demolished another structure, at Hajj Camp, sold to private individuals by the immediate past administration of the state and shops erected in parts of the Kofar Mata, Eid prayer ground.

The owners of the demolished properties sued the Kano government over the demolition.

Some of the traders under the umbrella of the Incorporated Trustees of ‘Massallacin Eid Shop Owners’ challenged the demolition at the Federal High Court.

The judge, Samuel Amobeda, ordered the government to pay the traders N30 billion as compensation for the illegal demolition of their properties.

The judge said the action of the Kano State Government against the applicants was barbaric and unconstitutional.

Details soon…

Premium Times

For advert placement,  media coverage, media placement, public relation consultancy and further inquiries please whatsApp 2348023773039 or email:

Short URL:

Posted by on Sep 29 2023. Filed under National. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Photo Gallery

Designed by News Rangers ICT Department