In order to institutionalize machinery for quick dispensation of justice on all land appeals and petitions in Abuja, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has inaugurated a 10-member Committee.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, who represented the Minister, inaugurated the Committee in his office to promptly address appeals and petitions from the public.
The Minister remarked that it is the intention of this present FCT Administration to nurture and entrench the right machinery to address all land related petitions in the Federal Capital Territory.
Malam Bello reiterated that the inauguration of this Committee is expected to mark the beginning of an end to injustice and impunity in the FCT Land Administration processes.
According to him, this is a Ministerial Inter-Departmental Committee of all relevant departments headed by a Lawyer who is a Deputy Director.
He emphasized that the essence is to allow fair play and justice in the dispensation of such cases within a record time.
The Minister noted that the terms of reference are: to investigate all land/property appeals and petitions submitted to the FCTA and duly referred to the Committee; make recommendations for resolution of the appeals and petitions for the consideration of the Permanent Secretary and the Honorable Minister.
Others, are to ensure due enforcement of all approved recommendations and decisions taken in respect of any land/property petition and appeal case; to monitor and evaluate compliance with FCTA decisions on land appeal and petition cases, generate feedback for the consideration of the Permanent Secretary and the Honorable Minister as well as performing other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary and the Honorable Minister.