By our reporter
Dr.Alimi AbdulRazaq ,Elder brother of Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq alongside 180 others individuals and companies have had their lands in various part of Abuja revoked by the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
Alimi was stripped off his property which is listed as plot 2799 with the file number KW 10289 and CAD number A04 is situated at Asokoro area of the FCT .
This is according to a recent statement signed by Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, FCT, noting that the revocation was due to the long term non development of the properties which contravene the federal government Land Use Act 1978.
The statement reads, “The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5)(a) & (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.”
Similarly ,The Director of Information and Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, said the revoked plots belong to individuals and corporate organizations, who have continually failed to keep to the terms of agreement as contained in Section 28(5) (a) & (b) of the Land Use Act.
The affected plots are situated within some districts in the FCC namely: Central Business District, Maitama (A05); Maitama (A06); Wuse II (A08); Gudu (B01) and Wuye (B03).
Others are Jabi (B04); Utako (B05); Katampe Extension (B19); Idu Industrial Area (C16) and Asokoro (A04) Districts respectively.
“The revocation of the affected plots was approved by the minister following the violation of the terms of Rights of Occupancy.
“The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5)(a) & (b) of the Land Use Act 1978, revoked the affected titles for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy to wit non-development,” Sule said.
Among other notable bigwigs on the list is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi whose land at Jabi District was revoked while Liyel Imoke, Musa Aboki Egu, Hassan Hadejia and Ishaya Baba got their land in Maitama District revoked.
In other areas, the lands of big names like Uffot Joseph Ekaette, Shittu Mohammed, Udoma Udo Udoma, Kanu Agabi, Niki Niki Tobi, Ishaku Bello, and others got their land revoked.