Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA to retrieve all government lands

The FCT Administration has vowed that any government landed property illegally encroached upon by any person or organization would be retrieved and returned to the government. 

Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, made the disclosure during an unscheduled visit to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB dumpsite in Gosa, sewer treatment plant, Wupa and the proposed waste transfer station at Mpape, last week. 

Bello maintained that such lands would have to be retrieved and returned to the government for their original use in line with the Abuja master plan. 

His words: “Any government property or government land encroached in Abuja will be taken back and given to the government and that is the easiest of our jobs because it’s government that gives people land.

“If somebody encroaches on government land, it’s very easy for government to take back its land because nobody can take government’s land and get away with it.” 

To ensure that liquid and solid wastes are well managed and disposed off in the territory, the minister revealed that all the departments of the AEPB would be strengthened.

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