Land tussle: Jang sacks JUTH

Plateau state government has given the management of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) seven days within which to quit its property located along Murtala Way in Jos North local government area of the state or be forcefully ejected out.

The government’s letter to that effect was entitled: Seven Days Notice of Owner’s Intention to Take Over Possession of its property situated at Jos North and it was
signed by the counsel to the Plateau state government, Mrs Veronica Z. Dadom, a deputy director/assistant, Head of Legal Drafting, Ministry of Justice, on April 25, this year, and addressed to the Chief Medical Director, JUTH
It read: “The plateau state government, the owner of the property it leased to your organisation on June 25, 1981, in which you operated your hospital, the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), as temporary site situated at Jos in Jos North LGA, hereby gives you seven days to quit the property situated at Jos North LGA which you held as lessee at will.”
It added: “The Lessor shall apply to court upon the expiration of this notice for a warrant directing an appropriate person(s) to enter and take possession of the property and to eject any person(s) thereon.”

The quit notice, pasted at the main gate entrance of the old JUTH along Murtala Road, was also copied to the Federal Ministry of Health Abuja and chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), JUTH.
Acknowledging receipt of the letter, the Public Relations Office (PRO) of JUTH, Mrs Ngozi Opara, said “it is true that the Hospital has been given quit notice by the state government,” adding that the management of the hospital was working hard to resolve the matter.

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