Kogi Assembly Summons BUA Over Unpaid 50,000-Hectare Land

Written by on October 18, 2022

Kogi House of Assembly has summoned cement manufacturing firm, BUA Group, over a 50,000-hectare land it acquired ten years ago but had yet to pay for it.

The lawmakers gave the summon at a public hearing of one of its ad-hoc committees held at a hotel in Lokoja since its complex was gutted by fire last Monday.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Alfa Momoh-Rabiu, who read the summons after listening to the acting Surveyor-General of the State, Salihu Mustapha, expressed shock at the attitude of BUA Group.

The ad-hoc committee chairman, Umar Tenimu, said it was an offence for BUA Group to hold the land for more than ten years without paying for it. He added that if BUA Group refused to pay for the land and compensate the community, the government would revoke the C of O.

When contacted, a BUA Group Corporate Commutations official, Sunday Ogieva, said he could not comment on the issue.


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