The Kwara State Government on Friday took over a piece of land belonging to the Saraki family in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
In a statement released by Rafiu Ajakaiye, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, he said that a new secretariat would be built on the land.
Ajakaiye disclosed that the land was originally meant for government secretariat and parking space of the Civil Service Clinic before it was unlawfully allocated to the Saraki family.
The land which is located beside Civil Service Clinic, is right opposite to the residence of the late patriarch of the family, Dr Olusola Saraki.
“Hundreds of civil servants still operate from rented apartments at a huge cost to the government.
“The new secretariat, once completed in 2021, will definitely go a long way to end this unhealthy trend as well as provide a more conducive and decent working environment for government workers,” Ajakaiye stated.
He added that AbdulRazaq has signed a constitutional instrument withdrawing the allocation of plots of land 1, 3 and 5 to the firm.