September 22, (THEWILL) – A host of prominent Nigerians, politicians and businesses have been affected by the decision of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to revoke the ownership of some lands in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to a document signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olushade Adeshola, the administration said the plots were revoked due to the refusal or failure of their allottees to develop them.
The revocation affected a total of 167 plots of land in Maitama, Gudu, Wuye, Katampe, Katampe Extension, Wuse 2, Jabi, Utako, Idu Industrial zone, and Asokoro areas of the Federal Capital Territory.
The document reads in part: “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) and (b) of the Land Use Act, 1978, revoked the under listed 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.”
Some of the plots revoked in Maitama district A05 had names like Liyel Imoke, Musa Aboki Egu, Hassan Hadejia and Ishaya Baba.
In Jabi, some of the plots revoked had allottees such as Sam Nda-Isaiah, and Donubari Josephine Kogbara, while Katampe district had Peter Gregory Obi, BUA international among others.
In other areas, the revoked plots had names like Julius Berger Nigeria, Honeywell Construction, Uffot Joseph Ekaette, Shittu Mohammed, Udoma Udo Udoma, Kanu Agabi, Niki Niki Tobi, Ishaku Bello, and others.