Prominent Nigerians including the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election, Peter Obi, former ministers, ex-governors, non-serving senators, top politicians and highly-placed individuals and firms, have lost the land allocated to them in Abuja by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
The revocation order, which was contained in a public notice issued on Thursday by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olushade Adeshola.
According to Adeshola, the revocation was as a result of violation and contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy.
Those affected are former governors of Cross River and Plateau States, Liyel Imoke and Joshua Dariye, as well as former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Kanu Agabi (SAN).
Also revoked are properties allocated to deceased former public office holders such as late Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), late Ufot Joseph Ekaette and the late publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, had on assumption of office, hinted that owners of undeveloped plots and those who ran foul of the city’s Land Use Act, would forfeit ownerships of such land.
“The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) hereby informs the general public that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28 (5) (a) and (b) of the Land Use Act, 1978, revoked the under-listed 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,” Adeshola said.
The affected properties are scattered all over the FCT, such as Utako, Katampe Extension, Idu Industrial Area, Asokoro, Jabi, Wuse, Wuye, Gudu and Maitama.
A total of 165 properties were revoked by the FCTA.