Minister of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Nyesom Wike, has threatened to revoke plots belonging to 21 Foreign embassies and 168 others if within three months they fail to develop them.
Some of the diplomatic missions are the Embassies of Ireland, France, Canadian High Commission, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Embassy of Turkey, Embassy of the Peoples Republic of Angola, Embassy of the Republic Korea, Embassy of Philippines and Tanzania High Commission.
Others are Embassies of Syrian Republic, Iran, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Thailand, Algeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Cote D’Ivoire, Argentina, Togo, Indonesia and several government agencies including those of the FCT Administration.
Those who are also affected by the three-month grace are the Abuja National Mosque Council, Abuja National Mosque Management Committee, Daily Times of Nigeria, Elf Petroleum, Access Bank, Federal Housing Authority, Adamu Ajuji Waziri, Isa Yuguda, Eyitayo Lambo, Abba Gana, Mohammed Abubakar Rimi, Nigerian Navy, Gamji Construction Limited, Lagos State Liaison Office, Nigeria Customs Service, John Kennedy Opara, Federal Fire Service and a host of others.
A statement by the Director of Information of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Muhammad Hazat Sule, said that the minister insisted that the foreign embassies and the other 189 titleholders, must commence development of their properties as per the Building Plan Approvals.
Meanwhile, the minister has already revoked the following plots in Abuja’s Central Business District CBD “for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy to wit non-development.”
They include Lowe Lintas, Tourist Company of Nigeria, Coscharis Motors, CFA Motors, Chidol Properties among others.