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El-Rufai To Restore Boarding House In GC, RC

Posted: Nov 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gabriel John

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has promised to restored Government College and Rimi College as boarding schools.
According to the statement by his Senior Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan who monitored the governor while speaking with BBC Media Action in Kaduna, said that the process of land recovery in Kaduna has to take into account the need to conduct valuation on properties that have valid title.
“Earlier on Friday, during a tour of Government College and its environs, the governor said that boarding facilities for students and quarters for school staff cannot co-exist with private dwellings,” Aruwan said.
According to him, the governor directed that all the private properties within Government College be valued so that appropriate compensation can be paid to those with valid titles and planning approval. In addition to the compensation, the affected title owners will also be given replacement plots.
He said during the inspection, the governor also visited the premises of the government agencies that have been sited on the school land, including those occupying the former school hostels.  The governor said that all government agencies will be relocated from the schools along with the private encroachers.
He further said that, the governor said that similar instructions have been given in respect of Rimi College, which used to be an iconic boarding school, but whose facilities have been encroached upon by private interests and public institutions.
The statement further quoted the governor as saying that formal notices to relocate, with deadlines, will be issued to all the government agencies, some of them federal, that are currently accommodated in school premises.Government agencies in Rimi College have already received their relocation notices. Their departure will enable the government prepare the school facilities to receive boarding students.