Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has revoked 165 lands in Abuja, mostly owned by prominent Nigerians that include former governors, ministers and senators.
This was revealed in an official document signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Olushade Adeshola.
The document, according to The PUNCH on Friday, revealed that the revocation was based to the violation and contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy.
The official communication said, “The Federal Capital Territory Administration 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 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.”
The newspaper further reported that some prominent Nigerians affected by the revocation order are former Senate Chief Whip, Udoma Udoma, former Cross River Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, the first Minister of Niger Delta, Ufot Ekaette and late publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Mr Wike upon assumption into office vowed to revoke any land contravening the Abuja Land Use Act irrespective of the owners.