The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced that it has concluded arrangements to sanction owners of 435 uncompleted and abandoned structures in Federal Capital City (FCC), Abuja.
FCTA Director of Land Administration, Alhaji Adamu Hussaini said the decision was taken to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in and around the 250 square kilometers of Abuja.
The sanction may include revocation of titles, and owners of such abandoned and uncompleted buildings within the capital city have been asked to work towards its completion.
The statement read;
“In order to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in and around the 250 square kilometers of the FCC, the administration may have concluded arrangements to sanction owners of 435 abandoned/uncompleted structures.
“The security breach is of great concern to the government and that it will not fold its arms to watch danger in the waiting to explode. This development has been a cause of worry for the FCT Administration.
“These abandoned and uncompleted buildings have become shelter for unintended occupants as well as other persons with criminal disposition, who use these uncompleted structures as hideout to perpetuate their nefarious activities against the residents.”
He also said that same fate may befall owners of about 600 undeveloped plots in the FCC as they’ve “remained an eyesore in spite of huge amount of money spent to provide basic infrastructures in the districts”.
Those yet to receive their Certificates of Occupancy, have also been directed to come pick it up.