Again, FCTA threatens to revoke undeveloped Abuja plots

The FCT Administration has concluded arrangements to revoke undeveloped plots of land in serviced areas allocated to individuals and corporate organisations.

Equally, the Administration will soon commence revocation of plots allocated to various developers under the Mass Housing Scheme but remains undeveloped since allocations were made.

The Director of Information & Customer Service (AGIS/Lands), Muhammad Hazat Sule, made this disclosure Tuesday, while speaking to newsmen in his office at AGIS.

The director, who explained that this action has become necessary because government has expended huge sums of money in the provision of basic infrastructures in these areas, said it will not allow them to remain unutilised.

Mr. Sule also 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.

He said some of these plots were allocated in the Federal Capital Territory for a very long time for different purposes including private residential, commercial, as well as Mass Housing with terms and conditions that some developers have failed to comply with.

According to him, “some of these allocation papers have been kept in briefcases without considering the terms and/or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the Government.”

He regretted that by not developing these huge 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.