The Certificate of Occupancy of land allocated to former Senator Lee Maeba at the Golf Course axis of GRA in Port Harcourt has been revoked by the Rivers State Government.
Senator Maeba is the People’s Democratic Party presidential campaign council in Rivers State and a staunch supporter of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The former senator represented the Rivers South-East District in the National Assembly.
The revocation order was contained in a November 2, 2022 letter addressed to Senator Maeba and signed by Ochiagha Onyebuchi, the acting Director, Head of Department, Acquisition, Valuation and Compensation, Ministry of Lands and Survey, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary. , according to a report by The Punch.
The letter titled “Re: Allocation of Plot 20A Golf Course Layout, Old GRA Port Harcourt,” read, “I am directed to inform you that you r allocation at Plot 20A Golf Course Layout, old GRA, Port Harcourt, has been cancelled as shown on the attached Rivers State Official Gazette No. 22 Vol. 58, dated September 20, 2022.
“Please accept the warm regards of the Permanent Secretary.”
In his reaction, Maeba questioned “How can a governor grant a certificate of occupancy and withdraw it six months later?”
He told The Punch that the land was allocated to him with a Certificate of Occupancy – number 2022/0009/A803005, with file number as RSL/64872, duly signed by governor Wike himself.
The certificate of occupancy was titled The Government of Rivers State of Nigeria — The Land Use Act Caps vol. 8 len, 2004 carried an embossed colour portrait photo of Senator Maeba, according to The Punch.
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