IN SHORT: There have been online claims that Delta state’s governor has sold a public property in Lagos to his relative. But officials have denied this.
That's according to a post on Facebook in March 2023.
A liaison office in a state serves as the administrative headquarters between two governments. All 36 states in Nigeria have a liaison office in Lagos, the country’s economic capital.
The post reads: “Exclusive: Two months to leave office, Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa has sold the Delta State liaison office, V.I., Lagos State. It was sold to his kinsman who's a powerful government adviser. The sale of the property valued at over N5 billion due to its strategic position and size was handled by a company known as Fulham Developers. It was sold for N550 million.”
This isn't the first time we've read claims that states are selling their liaison offices. In March 2014, the Cross River state government denied reports that it had put its liaison office in Lagos up for sale.
But has the Delta state government sold its liaison office in Lagos?
‘We engaged property developers to build luxury flats’
He said the state government has plans to rebuild the property and had partnered with property developers to redevelop the site.
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