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Clock ticks against allottees of undeveloped lands in City Centre
• As FCTA sets up team to further verify such plots in serviced areas

16th Dec, 2019 | By Abubakar Umar Dembo | ||

Ahead of the planned revocation of plots of land situated in serviced areas of Federal Capital City (FCC), the FCT Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated a task team to holistically verify all identified undeveloped plots of land where infrastructure has already been provided.

The FCT Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini inaugurated the task team last week in his office at Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), Central Business District, Abuja. The body, which is projected to round off its job by end of December, 2019 is expected to physically visit all such plots in the serviced districts. The team is also mandated to back its findings with pictorial evidence to ensure that allottees are not unjustly treated.

The Director enjoined the task team to be thorough in the discharge of the onerous assignment, urging it to be guided by zeal of patriotism which the work deserves. Hussaini called on the task team to be dedicated and committed in carrying out the verification exercise, stressing that plots of land cannot be left fallow in the city center where government has expended billions of Naira to provide needed infrastructure.

He cautioned the task team to also be guided by the principle of fairness and justice, insisting that there are no sacred cows as FCTA is determined to rid Abuja of undeveloped plots in and around the city. According to him, the Administration will conduct the exercise in strict accordance to due process, noting that all grey areas will be taken into account to ensure that no innocent person is made to bear the brunt unnecessarily.

The Director insisted that already, the Administration has run advertisements in national dailies in line with the directive of FCT Executive Committee (FCT EXCO) to the Department of Land Administration to commence the process of revocation of titles in respect of undeveloped plot(s) of land in serviced districts of Federal Capital City.

He emphasized that by the publications, the affected allottees had been reminded that failure to carry out development of such plot(s) contravened the terms of Rights of Occupancy accepted by such allottees as well as the provisions of Section 28(5) (a & b) of the Land Use Act N0. 6 of 1978, Cap. L5, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. Hussaini further explained that FCTA has given a grace period by extending the deadline to February 2, 2020 to ensure total compliance by affected allottees.

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