FCTA Warns Owners Of Revoked Land To Stay Away

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has warned that owners of revoked land to stay away. Anyone found tampering with any of the already revoked land as approved by the Minister will face the law.

Indication to this emerged when officials of Development Control Department, FCTA led by its Director, TPL Muktar Galadima busted an attempt by owners of revoked land in Maitama District to continue development on the sites despite revocation order placed on them.

The team, accompanied by some security agents, confiscated building equipment found on the sites and chased away some workers while others were  arrested majorly for profilling.

It would be recalled that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, had revoked no fewer than 165 plots of land in the service Districts of the Federal Capital City, over non -development.

The revocation order placed on the affected plots according to the minister was due to the continous contravention of the terms of agreements as contained in section 28(5) (a) &(b) of the Land Use Act.

While responding to questions from Journalists during the operation, the Director, Department of Development Control, Muktar Galadima disclosed that information reached his office that some owners of already revoked land are moving back to sites which according to him is in violation of the order.

According to him, “Recently, FCTA has revoked some plots for non – development and also sent his last warning on abandoned buildings since December 2022, so, it is unfortunate that those revoked properties, some people are trying to come back and work on them particularly on weekend. 

“We are on this operation to ensure that all the revoked properties maintained status quo.”

The revocation just commenced last week and then we just got information that some people wanted to go back to sites, and we have already intimated our officials to be on watch out to make sure that nobody goes back to work, because any officials found wanting will be severly dealt with in accordance with the laid down civil service rules and regulations.




Shakirat Sadiq

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