In Abuja, land racketeering cartels will face consequences, according to Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike.
The cartel profiting from land racketeering throughout the federal city would be destroyed, Wike warned.
Speaking Friday to a group of journalists, Wike recounted the erroneous distribution of lands to multiple groups.
Employees of the Federal Capital Territory Authority, or FCTA, will request that those impacted by false allocations file lawsuits, according to Wike.
Wike claims that the FCTA gave land measuring more than 300 hectares to a firm in 2001, canceled it in 2022, and then gave it to another company in 2005. They did this without giving the first company any prior notice. They took it back and gave it to another corporation in 2009.
By the next week, our legal team and outside attorneys will have made plans to defend FCTA on our land-related issues. In this case, even the secretariat leader will advise you to file a lawsuit; they will do so without providing a defense and without going to trial. Judgments against FCT will be visible; this is business and racketeering. My demand for the files resulted from this, but we’ll handle it in a way that will benefit us.
“I am ready and willing to confront the cartel; in order to overthrow it, one must be extremely well-prepared.”