FCT Master Plan: Wike Revokes Former Governor’s Land, 162 Others
Minister, Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Nyesom Wike has started living to his words as he revoked about 165 lands belonging to notable Nigerians in Abuja, sending fear down the spine of some top political stalwarts in Abuja.
The dignitaries affected by the revocation order are Former Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Liyel Imoke, Senate Chief Whip Udoma Udo Udoma; first Minister of Niger Delta Ufot Joseph Ekaette and late publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Wike, on his first day in office had promised to restore sanity in the Nigerian capital city by revoking various illegal lands and properties and reopening roads that have been blocked by illegal structures.
According to a document signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olushade Adeshola made available to Newsmen, the revocation was due to the violation and contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy.
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 conferred 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”.
Independent observation by our Correspondent indicates that a team of Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Development Control, Abuja Urban Planning with a fortified Security Operatives combining Civil Defence, Police, Federal Road Safety, Vehicle Inspection Officers and action ready Soldiers move in about 20 convoys to execute the demolition exercises in the FCT.