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.