By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The developer of Daula hotel buildings, Lamash Properties Limited, has threatened legal action against Kano government, claiming compensation of N10 billion over the demolition of its property.
Our Correspondent reports that Governor Abba Kabir Yusufled administration, on Saturday, commenced demolition of structures approved and constructed on public lands by the immediatepast administration, tagging them illegal.
Reacting to the demolition of the buildings in old Daula hotel, the developer described the demolition of its property as, flagrant disregard to globally acceptable principle of fair hearing.
A statement signed by the Director of Sales of the company, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar, and made available to journalists indicated that Lamash has concluded plans to institute legal actions against Kano state government, demanding compensation of N10 billion.
The statement further explained that the company was invited by Kano State government alongside other companies sometimes in the late 2020 to bid for the redevelopment of the old Daula Hotel under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
It added that We submitted a bid of three components1 Residential to comprise 25 luxury apartments2 Commercial Hub Various sizes of lettable commercial space3 Daula Boutique Hotel A 90room five star hotel
Our bid like every other bids submitted, went through all the processes including going before the State Executive Council after which we won the bid.
We were issued the letter of award and we signed a PPP contract agreement with the Kano state government after which we began work on the project.
The value of the land being the equity contribution of the Kano State Government into the project plus the agreed profit share of the state government all in the sum of Two Billion Two Hundred and Ninety Seven Million Sixteen Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty Two Naira Eighty Nine Kobo (N2,297,016,622.89) only was converted into the Hotel and its ownership was given to the Kano State Government as its share into the project under the PPP arrangement.
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