REVEALED: FG Pays N60 Million For Land To Build Buhari’s Helipad In...

REVEALED: FG Pays N60 Million For Land To Build Buhari’s Helipad In Daura

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on September 25, 2015
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari attends the second day of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Reports have emerged that 60 million Naira has been paid to the owners of the land on which President Muhammadu Buhari’s helipad was constructed in his hometown, Daura Katsina state.

According to Daily Trust, the land owners were presented with cash and cheques over the last weekend. The presentation was done by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands and Survey, Salihu Rimi who was representing the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa.

Rimi stated in the September 21, 2015 report that standard procedures were followed to determine the true owners of the land and also in the payment process as true copies of certificates of occupancy and yellow cards were all verified.

When news broke out in June that President Buhari was to build a helipad in Daura, it was met with mixed reactions.


  1. The project is been finance by Katsina state govt. there is no kobo from the federal govt. you can confirm this from the relevant agencies, please.

  2. The reporter said as much that it was state government project but is it the priority of the state? Why should state government waste its scarce resources? If indeed the President needs a helipad in his home town which I think its necessary, the federal government should finance it! There is nothing wrong in it!

  3. Be it State or Federal Government money, N60 million naira land in Daura for an helipad needs to be explained. How much land does an helipad require. Comparatively, how much should the right size of land cost in Daura?

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