The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is to generate 5,073 plots of land from four new districts in the Phase IV South of the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
The FCT Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, noted that the new districts had supporting facilities with plots of various sizes.
“These four new districts namely Mamusa North, Mamusa East, Parfun North and Parfun South have been designed based on neighbourhood concept of high, medium and low densities.
“Out of this number, Mamusa North will generate 1,404 plots; Mamusa East-1,313 plots; Parfun North-1,156 plots, while Parfun South will provide 1,204 plots.
“The districts will provide a total of 4,818 Residential plots; 117 Commercial plots, 42 Public Institutions, 34 Religious Institutions, 41 Green Areas – Open Space/Recreational while Education and Agriculture have 19 and 2 respectively,’’ he said.
He noted that the Department of Survey and Mapping was presently undertaking the detailed work on the four districts to make them available for allocation.
The director said the current leadership of the FCTA was making efforts to reduce the enormous number of applicants awaiting Land Allocation and thus, the creation of the four new districts.
According to him, the design of the new districts is to ensure expansion and open up of planned districts that connect to those already designed.
This, he said was in accordance with the implementation of the Abuja Master Plan.
Jibrin said plots generated would also be used to address cases of double/multiple land allocations inherited by the current FCT administration.
The director recalled that in recent times, the department had resolved over 1,000 double/multiple land allocations that were hitherto prevalent in the territory.
He revealed that the Land Department also identified over 1,500 uncollected Certificates of Occupancy that would later be advertised for collection.
Jibrin commended the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello for repositioning the Land Use and Allocation Committee (LUAC), which he said had been strengthened to function without interference.
“This time around, all stakeholder technical departments are all members of LUAC thus, creating uncommon synergy since all matters pertaining to land pass through LUAC.
“This administration has institutionalised Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms by making it an effective tool of reducing court cases, which used to be the order of the day.
“The administration was able to sanitise the department by making proactive moves in tandem with the Ease of Doing Business of the Federal Government,’’ he added.
Jibrin, however, called on allottees of plots in the FCT to pay their title bills like ground rents and premium charges.
The director warned that non-payment of ground rents for at least three years could be a ground for revocation of title.
Jibrin advised residents to stop patronising touts by following due diligence in transaction on any property.
“Our Customer Service is always opened to the public, so anybody who wants to transact on any property in the territory should avail himself of our first class services at the front desk of AGIS Customer Service,’’ he said.