Land allocation in FCT must follow due process- FCT Minister

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

Federal Capital Territory Administration in Nigeria says, henceforth, the allocation of land must be done through the FCT Land Use and Allocation Committee.

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello while meeting with the senior officials of the Department of Land Administration on Thursday in Abuja also directed the Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD) to relocate to Karshi Satellite Town to enable them perform their functions properly.

The Minister disclosed that, it is not business as usual, “gone were the days of arbitrary allocations of land in the Territory, as all land allocation must follow due process by following all extant rules”.

  “Due process must be followed in all land dealings in the Federal Capital Territory because the rules must be followed to bring sanity to that sub-sector.”

Speaking on the basic infrastructure facilities, the minister instructed that the Satellite Towns Development Department must concentrate on road network to open up the rural areas and ease pressure on the existing ones.

According to him, “Management of the STDD must liaise with the Chairmen of the six Area Councils to fine tune ways of making and keeping the Area Councils and Satellite Towns clean at all times”.

For his part, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye has directed STDD management to embark on massive environmental cleanliness of the Area Councils and Satellite Towns.