Owners of plots of land revoked by previous administrations in the FCT may now heave a sigh of relief as President Jonathan directed for immediate re-instatements of 3,645 plots allegedly allocated under questionable circumstances
It would be recalled that the Senate in 2008 recommended to late President Yar’Adua Administration to revoke some plots allocated during Mallam Nasir El-Rufai Administration in the Federal Capital Territory.
The reason given by the legislators for passing the revocation resolution was that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) was already dissolved as at the time the plots were allocated
The current FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed (CON) in a statement said the affected plots are the ones allocated between the 17th and 28th of May 2007 in FCT but alleged to have been irregularly allocated within the above time frame
Statement signed by Mohammed Sule , Chief Press Secretary to the minister hinted that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) later discovered that that the FEC was not dissolved until 29th May 2007 when power was transmitted to the succeeding federal government of late president Yar’Adua.
The minister enjoined the holders of the restored titles to reciprocate this kind gesture of Government by ensuring speedy development of their plots within the covenanted terms of the Right of Occupancy and also directed the Department of Development Control to consider all submissions for building permit and grant for accelerated approval.