The FCT Administration has reached decisions to revoke undeveloped plots of land in serviced areas allocated to individuals, corporate organizations, and developers.
Commenting on the move, Director of Information & Customer Service, (AGIS/Lands), Muhammad Hazat Sule explained that the government had expended huge sum of money in the provision of basic infrastructures in these areas and will not allow them to remain undeveloped.
Mr. Sule revealed that already, the Administration has taken inventory of the developed and undeveloped plots including Mass Housing across the Federal Capital Territory and would soon act by revoking the undeveloped titles and reallocate same to serious developers.
According to the director, the plots were allocated for different purposes including private residential, commercial, as well as Mass Housing. By not developing the plots of land allocated to them in line with the terms of allocation and MoU entered into with government, the defaulting developers have denied access to affordable housing to thousands of residents who are desirous of owing houses in the FCT.
He disclosed: “Some of these allocation papers have been kept in briefcases without considering the terms and/or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the Government.”
“There is the need to remind all those with such allocations to do the needful, because the FCT Administration had in the past allocated huge plots of land in various districts for mass housing projects across the Territory. But sadly, some of these allottees are yet to develop them.”
“Accordingly, the FCTA has carried out several sensitizations both in the print and electronic media for them to be responsive by developing same in line with the terms of allocations, yet, some of the developers remained adamant,” Mr. Sule added.
The Director has called on all allottees of mass housing plots in the Federal Capital Territory that have developed them to submit the names of their subscribers or beneficiaries to the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) and Land Administration Department for the necessary documentation and subsequent issuance of Rights of Occupancy and the Certificates of Occupancy that would be bankable.