Precisely 3-weeks ago, the children of deceased Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha who was Governor of Bayelsa State from 29 May 1999 to 9 December 2005, were in Lafia over fathers’ properties run in trust by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State. Among those properties are Taal Conference Hotel, and the House Opposite Government House Lafia. Following the dead of the father, Al-Makura was given option to either return the properties or refund the cost of constructions as loan payable within a 2-year which he chose the former. Upon failing to remit 50% of the funds within a year, some of the children stormed Lafia, seized the house opposite government House.
They also threatened to seize Taal Conference Hotel if he failed to meet up with the deadline given. As we gathered, Al-Makura who is among the few Nigerian businessmen who benefited from the deceased during his time at the helm of affairs has speed-up the payment to avoid further embarrassment. “My boss will meet-up, there is no cause for alarm. He will regain full ownership of the hotel and others soon,” an aide to the governor told n-Mirror when contacted. “We are also negotiating over the seized house, the cause is almost settled,” he added.
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha died on Wednesday October 14, 2015, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He was 62. His death, at a hospital, was announced by Bayelsa, the oil-rich Nigerian state that he governed from 1999 until he was impeached in 2005. The cause was given as complications of high blood pressure and diabetes.
SOURCE: NASARAWA MIRROR