The minister for state transport, Gbemisola Saraki has reacted to the demolition of Ile Arugbo, a house in Kwara State claimed by the Saraki family.
The state commissioner for Communications, Malam Murtala Olanrewaju who spoke on the demolition done by the state explained that the “action was carried out in the early hours to avoid any needless confrontation.”
“Attempts by some persons to provoke government agents on lawful duty were resisted by the security agents who exercised the highest level of restraint and professionalism,” the commissioner said in a statement in Ilorin.
“Contrary to the claim that the state government was served court papers on the matter,we state that no court papers has been served as at the time the government took the steps to preserve what lawfully belongs to the people,” he added.
In her own reaction, Gbemisola Saraki, through her Special Assistant, Titilope Anifowoshe, issued a statement whicj read in part: “so many things have happened this year,in fact right up to the very dying hours of the year,but we will continue to take brave and faithful steps.
“We have a history and we are proud of that history, may Allah forgive the sins of all our dearly departed and may He make us worthy representatives of all that they stood for,” she added.