The FCT Administration in the past one year has resolved over 500 cases of double land allocations as well as various court cases relating to land in the Federal Capital Territory.
In a press release signed by one Sule O. Haruna for Head, Information & Customer Service of FCT Department of Land Administration, the Administration is of “the desire to permanently put that ugly trend in the threshold of history”.
The release stated that the FCT Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin, made the disclosure in his office at No. 4,Peace Drive, Central Business District, Abuja recently.
The Director recalled that in April 2016, the FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello established a 10 member Land Appeals and Petitions Committee in order to institutionalize machinery for quick dispensation of justice on all land appeals and petitions in Abuja, which has been yielding positive results.
“Some of the land cases are up to 10 years old but this Administration has taken the bull by the horn to resolve them and further put mechanism in place to prevent their re-occurrence through the use of Information Technology (IT)”.
Jibrin has said that this Administration is promptly addressing appeals and petitions from the public and has henceforth put an end to injustice and impunity in the FCT Land Administration processes.
The Director further re-called that in September 2016, in order to ensure that due process is followed to the latter, the Administration constituted a 12 member FCT Land Use and Allocation Committee (LUAC) in line with the provisions of the Land Use Act of 1978, which he said has also assisted the spirit of ease of doing business as launched by the Federal Government.
He revealed that the FCT Administration decided to close down all Zonal Planning Offices in all the six area councils of the Territory due to fraudulent activities.
By Ben Adoga