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FCT Minister Speaks On The Land Allocation System

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Mohammed Bello, has given more insights into some of the reasons that led to the regulations of land system in the capital.
He said as the nation’s capital with over 8,000 land square across the area, there is the need to put machinery in place that would resolved the rampant lingering land cases in the city.
The Minister, who spoke in an event in Abuja, recently said Land Use and Allocation Committee have been constituted to proffer all necessary solutions to the grey area arising from land.
Bello represented by the Director of Land Administration, on behalf of the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Adamu Hussaini, explained that the administration was resolved to fast track the process of converting the customary titles hitherto issued by the various area councils into statutory.
Hussaini said the administration was currently working on signing of Certificates of Occupancy and giving of the needed approvals to all consents, such as assignment, mortgages among many others.
According to him with the creation of the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), access to land processes has been made easy as it has the best infrastructure in the entire country.
He said with the new arrangements in place it would add value to land across the territory and provide basic infrastructure across the territory.
The director stated that FCTA provides infrastructure in 250 square kilometers of the city, while the Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD) makes such provision in the satellite towns by opening up feeder roads, culverts and bridges.

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