FCTA plans 4 new dis­tricts — Direc­tor

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The Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) Ad­min­is­tra­tion has con­cluded ar­range­ments to create four new dis­tricts in the ter­ri­tory to gen­er­ate more plots.

The new dis­tricts be­ing de­signed are: Ma­musa North, Ma­musa East, Par­fun North and Par­fun South to take care of the deficit of planned plots in Abuja.

The pro­posed four new dis­tricts are lo­cated at the south­ward tail-end of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal City.

The dis­tricts are bounded by In­ner South­ern Ex­press­way (ISEX) to the North, Ring Road IV to the East and Ex­press­way south.

The FCT Direc­tor of Land Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Adamu Hus­saini, made this known on Wed­nes­day while in­spect­ing some fa­cil­i­ties of the AGIS Cus­tomer Ser­vice.

He said his visit is to as­sess the pre­pared­ness of staff to han­dle the flow of peo­ple ex­pected to come and clear their out­stand­ing ground rents and other sundry bills.

The FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion re­cently ap­proved the ex­ten­sion of the pe­riod for pay­ment of ar­rears of ground rents and sundry bills to Au­gust 9, 2018. Outer South­ern (OSEX) to the

This is to af­ford prop­erty own­ers in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory that have not paid up to do so.

Hus­saini re­it­er­ated that the new dis­tricts will gen­er­ate thou­sands of plots, noth­ing that at the mo­ment there are 100,000 out­stand­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for dif­fer­ent de­vel­op­ment pur­poses in the city.

He said the plot to be gen­er­ated would help to ad­dress cases of dou­ble and mul­ti­ple al­lo­ca­tions and help in re­solv­ing out­stand­ing lit­i­ga­tions that would ease the bur­den on the FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Hus­saini main­tained that the FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion would also use the win­dow to pro­vide al­ter­na­tives to allottees, whose ti­tles were re­voked for over­rid­ing pub­lic in­ter­est.

“The de­tailed de­sign of the four dis­tricts will in ad­di­tion en­sure ex­pan­sion and open­ing up of planned dis­tricts, con­tigu­ous to al­ready de­signed and de­tailed ones.

“The de­tailed de­sign would fur­ther en­sure that the four dis­tricts are well con­nected with trans­porta­tion net­work, wa­ter sup­ply, sew­er­age, elec­tri­cal power and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion ducts ex­pected of mod­ern city like Abuja,’’ he said.

Hus­saini said the four dis­tricts are in the Phase IV, south of the FCT, in con­so­nance with the as­pi­ra­tions of the Abuja Mas­ter Plan and that the de­sign would pro­vide guid­ance for or­derly de­vel­op­ment.

He ad­vised prop­erty own­ers to be re­spon­sive and come out en masse to clear their out­stand­ing ground rents and other sundry bills.

“As a gov­ern­ment, we need these funds to pro­vide the needed in­fras­truc­ture and other ser­vices to the ex­ist­ing as well as new dis­tricts be­ing worked on,’’ he said.

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