Abuja - The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, has lifted the embargo on the allocation of residential plots by the territory.
Speaking at a ceremony, the Minister said some cadastral zones within the six Area Councils had been surveyed and demarcated to enable the Council Chairmen in conjunction with their respective Land Allocation Committees allocate residential lands to individuals.
According to Mohammed, a total of 2 081 plots have been carved out for allocation within the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) while 1 400 plots in Bwari Area Council and 918 in Abaji Area Council had been earmarked.
In addition, 904 plots in Kuje, 804 in Gwagwalada and 634 plots in Kwali Area Councilhad been carved.
Mohammed said that the plots were carved out based on availability within designated districts in the Area Councils.
He said the plots would be allocated within Orozo E12 and Ija District F06 in AMAC, Sheda District F06 in Kwali, District H01 in Abaji, Paiko G03 and Zuba L07 in Gwagwalada, Kapi and Biaji Districts in Kuje Area Council.
The Minister insisted only chairpersons were only allowed to allocate residential plots. He urged them to ensure that they did not allocate the plots on religious, ethnic and political affiliation grounds.
“They should allocate to Nigerians across the board. They must imbibe a culture of justice and equity,” Mohammed said.
He also pointed out that additional parcels of land surveyed and demarcated in areas would be allocated by the Land Use Allocation Committee within the Councils.
According to him, some of the lands would be used to compensate and resettle victims of double allocation whose cases have been established by the Committee.
– CAJ News