The Kano State government has started confiscating lands and structures with approval issues in the metropolitan area.
According to the government, seized properties will be transformed to mega schools in order to address the problems of crowded schools in the outskirt of Kano city.
The state’s commissioner of information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who revealed this on Monday, said the government has already revoked and transformed properties at Filin Bola along Court Road in Tarauni local government.
Garba stated that the government would set up a Mega school on the property, which has no building permit.
He said, “In view of the prevailing security challenges coupled with the congestion of schools in the outskirt of the city, Kano state government has commenced the revocation of illegally acquired or not properly documented properties and structures within the metropolitan area for the establishment of mega secondary schools.”
Garba further added that the measure is to reduce the rate of crowding in boarding schools across the 36 local government areas in the state.
“The measure is aimed at decongesting the boarding schools across the 36 local government areas following persistent abduction of students from boarding schools in neighboring states,” he said.
He asserted that the government was currently analyzing the state of the security in the face of the recent offensive against raiders, kidnappers and other criminals in forests adjoining the state, but for the meantime, the government will take charge in taking measures that protect its schools.
He explained that government has taken note on how congestion causes a conflicting environment for teaching and learning in the schools as well as the pressing dangers which students are exposed to in the schools.
He added that the government was looking into cases of land approvals for residential purposes but converted to shops or commercial plots that are now turned to residential buildings and vice versa, recently.