Abuja – The Bauchi State House of Assembly has placed embargo on sale of land in some Local Government Areas that were identified with hydrocarbon deposit in the state
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Ibrahim Hassan, stated this on Tuesday during a meeting with stakeholders and the presidential sub-committee on economic development in Bauchi State.
Hassan said the measure was to prevent the sale of such lands to people that were not indigenes of the state.
He said: “We learnt that in Alkaleri and Kirfi Local Government Areas, some people are selling off their lands to people that are not indigenes of the state.
“The state House of Assembly has stopped that action because the areas are endowed with petroleum resources.
“We do not want incidences where we sell out lands and when it is time to start drilling the available natural resources, it becomes something else.”