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FCTA Moves To Curb Property Fraud, Abuses

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has unveiled new procedures for conducting legal search on landed property in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to curb fraud and abuses.

Addressing some senior staff of the land administration department in his office, at the weekend, FCT director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini, said that henceforth applicants must write and make three copies of application to the director of lands for conduct of legal search.

Also, corporate organization/company applications must carry their RC Number (Corporate Affairs Registration Number), while lawyers handling such transaction must affix their Nigerian Bar Association seals (NBA seals).

“All applications must have photocopies of title document (s) attached, while the original (s) must be brought for sighting with the person presenting the title document producing valid identification like International Passport or Driver’s License or Voter’s Card”, Hussaini said.   

The director also revealed that relevant original title documents namely, such as Certificate of Occupancy (CoO), together with Right of Occupancy (RoO), Recertification of Acknowledgement Letter only, as well as Right of Occupancy with Recertification Acknowledgement Letter.

He advised that any person wishing to do any transaction on any property either developed or undeveloped within the 8,000 square kilometers of the FCT should come forward to conduct legal search or visit the ultra-modern customer service at AGIS, to avoid being scammed by suspected fraudsters.





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