UPDATE: Wike Approves Revocation Of Houses Sold To Abuja Residents

UPDATE: Wike Approves Revocation Of Houses Sold To Abuja Residents

by Victor Ndubuisi

Houses that were sold to private individuals may be withdrawn from the market and revoked, according to Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) allegedly sold the homes to the worried people, but they were later put to other uses.

Mukhtar Galadima, FCTA Director for Department of Development Control, announced this decision during a news conference on Friday in Abuja.

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Galadima remembered that the Federal Government started the monetisation plan in 2005 due to the expense of upkeep for the homes.


He maintained that the occupiers were given the houses so they could take care of them.

However, he said that some of the occupants went ahead and changed the homes’ original residential usage.

He emphasised that the city administration believed it could no longer tolerate the anomaly because this had placed such a heavy strain on it.

“It is on this note that the minister has approved and directed that all owners of such properties should revert the use of the properties to its original and designated land use which is residential,” he said.

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Galadima said further: “Failing to comply with this directive as from Nov. 1, the house is considered as revoked. We are given such persons and individuals until the end of October to revert to their original uses.

“The minister has also directed that owners of properties, particularly along major streets that have converted their properties to other uses without approval should either revert to original use or pay contravention charges.”


He issued a warning, saying that anyone who ignore it and disregard the instruction will be held responsible.


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