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FCT to now charge N5 million for C-of-O



The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has said that the FCT Administration has pegged cost of issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C- of-O) at N5 million.

This was disclosed by Wike at a meeting he held with estate developers on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, in Abuja.

Wike said payment could be made within 4 months of land allocation after which the C-of-O would be handed over to the applicant.

He added that he would seek the approval of President Bola Tinubu to link applicants’ National Identification Number to C-of-Os before issuance.

Wike said the era where three or more persons were allocated the same plot of land with fake C-of-O was over.

The Minister said,

He promised to ensure orderliness and sanity in land administration system and processes in the FCT.

The minister expressed worries that workers’ salaries at the FCT Administration and the Federal Capital Development Authority gulped N8.9 billion monthly.

Wike said he had saved N110 billion for the FCT barely three months into office and assured that the funds would be attached to specific projects.

He inaugurated a taskforce on the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) for housing estates and the recovery of land use contravention fees on Nov. 14.

He explained that the measure was to ensure that each unit in the housing estates had its separate C-of-O.