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Develop or lose your plot, Aliero tells Nnamani

By Inalegwu Shaibu

ABUJA — THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Senator Adamu Aliero has threatened to revoke a plot of land allegedly owned by the former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, if he fails to develop the land by March 2010.

The plot of land facing revocation threat housese an uncompleted 3-storey building and is located in Wuse 2 district of the federal capital. It is among many other uncompleted residen-tial building projects within the FCT whose titles may be revoked, if the owners fail to comply with the 31 December  2009 deadline issued by the Minister.

Senator Aliero issued the threat in Abuja, weekend, after conducting an inspection tour of FCT.

He said the former Senate President has three months of grace to develop his property.

He warned that developers who fail to develop abandoned projects within the federal capital before 31 December 2009 will have their properties forfeited.

He said, “uncompleted building serve as haven for criminals and various criminal activities. We have received a lot of complaints that this building serves as haven for criminals. I see no reason for the owner not completing the building by virtue of its location in highbrow with complete infrastructures.”

As a show of determina-tion to carry out his threat, the FCT Minister directed the head of Department of Development Control of the Ministry, Engineer Yahaya Yusuf to provide a detail report on the abandoned building within three days.

Senator Aliero noted that records show that the development and controlled approval for building plan was done to fast-track the development in the Federal Capital Territory and was expected to be completed within two years.

Yar’Adua’s resignation call

It will be recalled that Senator Nnamani, who allegedly owned a plot of land located in Wuse 2 District of Abuja, was among the 50 Nigerians who allegedly made a call, urging President Umaru Yar’Adua to resign on account of his ill health.

Senator Nnamani, however, denied endorsing the call, saying that he was out of the country at the time the signatures for the resignation of President Yar’Adua was being collected.


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