In a significant development within the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory’s Minister, Nyesom Wike, has given his nod to the revocation of 165 land plots in serviced districts due to a lack of development.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, the Director of Information and Communication in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), made this revelation on Thursday, September 21. The decision to revoke these plots, as per the Land Department’s recommendation, was rooted in the continuous violation of the terms outlined in the 1978 Land Use Act.
The properties subject to revocation are owned by individuals and corporate entities who have consistently failed to adhere to the terms of agreement specified in Section 28(5) (a) & (b) of the Land Use Act. These affected plots are strategically located within various districts, including Central Business District, Maitama (A05); Maitama (A06); Wuse II (A08); Gudu (B01); and Wuye (B03).
Other affected districts encompass Jabi (B04); Utako (B05); Katampe Extension (B19); Idu Industrial Area (C16); and Asokoro (A04). Notable allottees within the Jabi district include Sam Nda-Isaiah and Donubari Josephine Kogbara, while Katampe district features the likes of Peter Gregory Obi and BUA International, among others.
In various other areas, revoked plots belonged to entities such as Julius Berger Nigeria, Honeywell Construction, Uffot Joseph Ekaette, Shittu Mohammed, Udoma Udo Udoma, Kanu Agabi, Niki Niki Tobi, Ishaku Bello, and several others. This decision sends a strong message about the importance of adhering to land development agreements within the nation’s capital.