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Why we suspended land allocations in Abuja, by FCT


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has stated reasons behind the suspension of further allocation of lands to residents and others.

Director of Lands in the FCT, Malam Adamu Jubril gave the reasons to include double allocations, several court cases and compensation issues as well as revocations carried out for public interest by past governments.

He stressed that over 500 out of the 2000 existing cases have already been resolved by the FCT Land Use Allocation Committee (LAUAC) set up by the Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello on assumption of office in 2015.


Recalled that since the assumption of President Muhamadu Buhari administration, no single plot of land has been officially allocated to applicants in the FCT, a situation, stakeholders said is capable of reducing the growth rate and expected expansion of the territory.

Jubril told The Guardian that government has already opened up four new districts that are now ready for allocation to the people.

Jubril said, ‘’The FCT Permanent Secreatry, Mr Christian Ohaa is the Chairman of the Land Use Allocation Committee, I am the Secretary, this committee is a standing one and as I speak with you, four new districts have been opened by the FCT planning department, their proposals were sent to the minister and he forward it to our committee to study and make recommendations and revert back to him for approvals’’.

He stated that LAUAC has concluded its recommendations to the minister and that any moment from now, allocation of new plots will commence.

According to him, most of the lands to be allocated will go to those whose plots were revoked for public interest, for court compensations then to the general public who has officially applied to the FCT.

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