Ile Arugbo Demolition: Buhari call for peace between parties, set up committee
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President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peace between Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Gbemi saraki over the recent demolition of Ile Arugbo (old people’s home) in Ilorin, the state capital, it was learnt yesterday.
The President has set up a private investigative committee to examine the circumstances that warranted the demolition of the said property and report back to him. According to the source, President Buhari is worried over the issue, which has dominated the media in the last two weeks.
The former Senate President and his younger sister, Gbemi Saraki, who is the Minister of State for Transportation, had chided Governor AbdulRazaq for the demolition.
The Sarakis said it was an affront on the memory of their father, Second Republic Senate President Olusola Saraki.
But the state government refuted the allegation, saying the land, which belonged to the state, was illegally transferred to the late politician by the Bukola Saraki administration.
The state government explained that the demolished structures were not meant for residence but a piece of land brought from an Ilorin family for a proposed state secretariat extension by the defunct military administration of Brig-Gen. David Bamigboye.
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