Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has inaugurated two committees, with a mandate to unlock about 150,000 area council plots, which do not have Certificates of Occupancy.
The inauguration of the committees follows an approval for same from the FCT executive committee.
FCT permanent secretary, Dr. Biodun Nathaniel Olorunfemi, who represented the minister, said that they were executive steering committee of the Accelerated Area Councils Title Reissuance Scheme Project (AACTRIS) and project implementation committee of the Accelerated Area Councils Title Reissuance Scheme Project (AACTRIS).
Terms of reference of the steering committee, according to the minister include among others, providing top level oversight functions for the project; liaising with the FCT administration as may be required, on behalf of the project and ensure that government’s objectives are fully met with regard to the project, as well as overseeing policy decisions that affect the project’s outcome.
Senator Mohammed further gave the terms of reference of the implementation committee as, to oversee the operational aspects of the project; review project management reports and carry out general appraisal of the project performance; to interface and coordinate policy implementation efforts on behalf of the FCTA as they relate to the project and ensure protection of public interest throughout the duration of the project, as well as coordinate statutory approvals that will be required by the project.
The minister charged the private partner handling the project, M/s E. Angel Consortium Limited, to insist on quality service delivery to all clients and expressed the hope that through the project, billions of Naira would be generated to augment the ever decreasing budgetary allocation, in addition to eradicating any case of fraud.
Responding on behalf of the committees, the director of the Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS), Dr. Isa Jalo, promised that justice would be done to the job.
He assured of the commitment and loyalty of the committee members to the project.
The executive steering committee is to be chaired by the FCT permanent secretary, Dr. Biodun Nathaniel Olorunfemi.