In the first of a series of land revocations, the Minister, Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has revoked 165 lands in Abuja.
There are whispers that beyond the powerful ‘has beens’, more are on the way, as sources say serious lobbying is to stop the exesrcise, at least as it relates to those in powerful positions today.
Details are still sketchy, but a newspaer has named some of the affected prominent individuals to include former Senate Chief Whip, Udoma Udoma, former Cross River Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, the first Minister of Niger Delta, Ufot Ekaette and late publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
The revocation, which Wike promised in his first day in office, is said to be allegedly due to the violation and contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy.
Though the advert showing the list of those whose plots of land were revoked in choice areas like Maitama, Asokoro, and Jabi districts did not have names, but plot numbers, attached to them, it said: “The Federal Capital Territory Administration 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) and (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.”