Borno State’s Legacy House Construction: N540 Million So Far Paid As Compensation

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

The Borno state government said it has paid over N540 million as compensation for the land acquired, on which the Borno Legacy House is currently being constructed to provide shelter in line with Governor Shettima`s housing policy.

In an interactive session with newsmen in his office, the Borno state Deputy Governor Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha who is also the chairman Legacy House Construction Committee said the present administration embarked on the construction of the Legacy House, so that they will leave legacy to this generation and generations yet un born, even when they might have left office.

Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha “we started with construction of 31, which was extended to 50 blocks and is expected to house over 300 families when completed. The complex has enough parking spaces, shopping complex, clinic and school”.

He further stated that so far about 35 persons have been compensated by the state government, adding that so far they have not received any complain from anybody, as people were speculating.

The deputy Governor said before the construction of the Legacy House, the space used to be shanty area occupied by hoodlums, stressing that the houses which occupies a strategic area along the airport road will know give a face lift to the area.

He said the government has relocates the trailer park which were hitherto occupying the place to Jimtilo, as government has completed arrangement for the construction of a new trailer park beside the permanent site of the Borno state University and a kilometer road will be constructed linking the major road and the park which will attract development to the area.