Wike revoke lands owned by Peter Obi, Imoke, others in Abuja
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has revoked lands belonging to the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, and a former governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke in Abuja.
A notice issued on Thursday by FCT’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, Obi and Imoke’s lands are part of the 165 plots whose certificate of occupancy was revoked.
According to the notice, Wike revoked the rights to the lands because the owners failed to develop them.
“The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA hereby informs the general public that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5)(a) & (b) of the Land Use Act 1978, revoked the underlisted plots with names and titles as reflected in our records for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy to wit non-development,” the notice stated.
Aside Obi and Imoke, other prominent Nigerians affected include former Minister of National Planning, Udo Udoma; a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ufot Ekaette; a former Edo North senator, Victor Oyofo; and the late publisher of the Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Also affected are former Supreme Court justice and Chairman of the 2005 National Conference, Niki Tobi; former Attorney General of the Federation, Kanu Agabi; Chidinma, wife of former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka; and Paul Nwabiukwu, media aide to the Director General of WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Corporate establishments like BUA, Julius Berger, and Honeywell also had their allocations revoked.
Since his appointment as FCT minister in August, the former Rivers State governor has repeatedly vowed to step on toes to correct the Abuja Master plan.
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