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FCT: Wike mounts pressure on ‘ground rent’ defaulters, threatens to revoke more plots



The FCT Minister, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has issued a stern warning to individuals who have not paid their ground rent in Abuja, urging them to settle their outstanding dues promptly.....PROCEED.FULL.READING>>>

He also emphasized that if they fail to do so within the given grace period, he will take concrete action by reclaiming the land plots from the defaulters.

Wike reiterated this message on Tuesday, October 24, during a meeting in Abuja with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) President Chris Isiguzo.

As reported by Daily Trust, Wike said:

“Abandonment of projects as far as the FCT is concerned is a thing of the past. This would not have been possible without the president exiting us from the TSA. As I speak to you, I can tell you how much we have been able to save from the IGR. There will be continuous funding of FCTA projects.”

Addressing those who might view his warnings as mere bravado, Wike stated that significant consequences would follow once the payment deadline passes.

He said: “Some people are saying what we are doing is ‘initial gragra’, but I want to say that at the end of the day, something will happen. We will step on toes because you cannot have governance without stepping on toes.”

During the meeting with NUJ leadership, Wike expressed his commitment to ending the problem of abandoned projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Earlier, Isiguzo had sought the minister’s support for establishing a Media
Village and the upcoming national media conference.

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