16 June 2021 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says arrangements have been concluded to revoke undeveloped plots of land in serviced areas allocated to individuals and corporate organizations.
The Director of Information & Customer Service, (AGIS/Lands), Muhammad Hazat Sule, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
He said the Administration would soon commence revocation of plots allocated to various developers under the Mass Housing Scheme that had remained undeveloped.
According to Sule, this action became necessary considering the huge sum of money the government committed to the provision of basic infrastructure in these areas.
He said already, the Administration had 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.
In his words, “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.
Mr. Sule further explained that the FCT Administration came up with the concept of mass housing to bridge the housing gap and meet the housing needs of the residents.
He however, 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.