Nnamdi Kanu protests project revoke by Gov Okorocha, demands N630,000,000


www.odogwublog.com reports that Proponent of the Youths Earnestly Ask for Sani Abacha (YEAA), Nnamdi Kanu has accused Imo State Government of halting the creation of the biggest gym in the State and is demanding for compensation of  it N630million.

Kanu said the agreement of the property lease of Heroes Square by Concord avenue Owerri was for 35 years, but was revoked less than three years.

According to him, while serving as a Special Adviser to Governor Okorocha in 2011, he alongside his colleagues were implored to use their contacts to attract business and investment opportunities for the State, adding that he was one of those who heeded the call.

He explained that he brought Quest Resources Consult Limited to set up a world class gym and fitness centre sited at Heroes Square, adding that by the agreement, the lease commenced on August 22, 2012 to end in 2047.

He disclosed that  Quest Resources  paid a concession fee of twenty million Naira (N20,000,000) to the State Government, while the annual rent was one million Naira (1,000,000).

He disclosed that they moved into site and begun construction as well as importation of facilities for the centre that was to house a gym; offices; restaurant; bar; pool; sports courts; parking lot amongst others; but regretted that the project has been put on hold. 

Kanu said while they moved into site, they were unaware that the portion belongs to Chief Tony Chukwu, who has gone to court to the perceived encroachment. 

Further, he said they woke up one day and discovered Governor Okorocha had singlehandedly revoked the agreement of lease, saying they had sunk in hundreds of Naira in construction and importation of equipments.

Kanu is demanding for the payment of six hundred and thirty million Naira (630,000,000) which he said is the accumulation of daily lease of the square at N350,000 to the Government daily.

Kanu, a Governor hopeful said it was wrong for the Governor to revoke the agreement without the consent of both parties adding that they have committed huge sums into the project.

Nnamdi Kanu protests project revoke by Gov Okorocha, demands N630,000,000 Nnamdi Kanu protests project revoke by Gov Okorocha, demands N630,000,000 Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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