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FCT plans upward review of land charges

By Yinka Kolawole
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT)   Administration is set for an upward   review of land fees and charges in the territory.

Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the FCT Minister, Mr Abdullahi Zuru, disclosed at a recent executive meeting of the FCTA, a four_man committee was set up for this purpose.

Currently, the land fee charged per residential plot is N50,000 while commercial plots goes for N20,000 per plot, with the difference in the rates aimed at encouraging commercial activities in the territory, according to the administration.

Zuru said that the committee was charged with the responsibility to ensure that necessary measures are put in place for improved revenue generation in the territory.

He noted that land was the major source of revenue in the FCT, adding that the committee would also look for ways of discouraging speculators.

The Ministerial aide further stated that it was also decided at the meeting that the Education Secretariat should accelerate action on contract procedures for the construction of additional 2,000 classroom blocks in FCT primary schools.

He noted that FCT Minister, Sen. Adamu Aliero, expressed his disappointment that construction work had not commenced in the schools.



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