Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Thursday, September 7, 2023
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has authorised a three-month grace period for owners of 189 undeveloped lands in Abuja, to start developing them or risk having their allocation documents revoked.

The FCT’s Director of Information and Communication, Muhammad Hazat Sule, revealed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, warning the affected property owners to act quickly or risk having their title revoked in accordance with the law.

This gesture has only been extended to both individuals and corporate organisations who have shown a desire to develop their property by obtaining building plan approvals but are yet to start proper development on their property situated within the Federal Capital City (FCC).

“Public institutions that have land titles within the Federal Capital City but are yet to develop same, have also been given a grace period of three months to commence development in order to avoid sanction.

“The Minister has extended this gesture to 189 property owners due to their desire to develop the property by obtaining Building Plan Approvals which is a prerequisite for development of any property in the Federal Capital Territory,” the statement added.

The FCTA urged the affected property owners to take advantage of the Minister’s gesture to develop their plots in accordance with the provisions of the Offer of the Right-of-Occupancy.

He claimed that because they had already shown a strong commitment to developing their property by acquiring the required documentation from the FCT Administration, the owners of these plots were protected from revocation.

The FCT administration appealed to the affected public institutions who have been allocated plots within the FCC to commence the development of their plots.