July 20, 2024

Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has revoked 165 lands in Abuja belonging to prominent Nigerians.

The revocation was owing to a violation and disobedience of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy, according to a document signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olushade Adeshola, and made accessible to The Nation.

The document reads: “The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) here by informs the general public that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has in the exercise of the powers confered on him under section 28 (5) (a) and (b) of the Land Use Act, 1978, revoked the underlisted 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”.

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Former Senate Chief Whip Udoma Udo Udoma, former Cross River Governor Senator Liyel Imoke, first Minister of Niger Delta Ufot Joseph Ekaette, and late proprietor of Leadership newspaper Sam Nda-Isaiah are among those affected by the revocation decision.

On his first day as FCT Minister, Wike threatened to withdraw any land that violated the Abuja Land Use Act, regardless of who was involved.

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