Wike Approves Revocation of Undeveloped 165 Plots of Land in Abuja
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike has approved the revocation of 165 plots of land in parts of Abuja, over their non-development.
The Director of FCT Information and Communication, Mohammed Sule, in a statement, said the allocations were revoked in line with the provisions of the 1978 land use act.
The revoked plots of land were allocated to individuals, including former Ministers, and Governors, as well as, Corporate Organization.
Areas mostly affected are Idu Industrial Estate, Central Business District, Maitama Wuse two; Gudu, Wuye, Jabi, Utako, Katampe Extension and Asokoro.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Adesola Olusade, said in a statement yesterday, that the revoked plots belong to individuals and corporate organisations, who have continually failed to keep to the terms of agreement as contained in Section 28(5) (a) & (b) of the Land Use Act.
The affected plots are situated within some districts in the FCC namely: Central Business District, Maitama (A05); Maitama (A06); Wuse II (A08); Gudu (B01) and Wuye (B03).
Meanwhile, others are Jabi (B04); Utako (B05); Katampe Extension (B19); Idu Industrial Area (C16) and Asokoro (A04) Districts respectively.
“The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA hereby informs the general public that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5)(a) & (b) of the Land Use Act 1978, revoked the underlisted plots with names and titles as reflected in our records for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy to wit non-development,” Adesola said.
Also the Director Information and Communication FCT Mohammad Hayat Sule, stated in another statement last night that the revocation of the affected plots was approved by the Wike following the violation of the terms of Rights of Occupancy.
However, “the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5)(a) & (b) of the Land Use Act 1978 revoked the affected titles for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy to wit non-development,”Sule said.
Wike had upon his appointment as minister vowed to revoke undeveloped plots and those whose ground rents had not been paid for years.
He recently gave allottees defaulting in the payment of their ground rent a two-week grace to pay their obligations or risk revocation of their allocations.