Seventy properties in Maitama, Wuse II and Gwarimpa II Districts have been sealed up for contravening the Abuja Master Plan.
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed said on Thursday that the properties were sealed up between July 1 and September 12, 2014 to ensure full compliance with the Abuja Master Plan.
Mohammed made this disclosure after meeting with some senior officials of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC).
According to him, the sealing of defaulting properties would be a continuous exercise.
The minister reiterated the need for property owners in the Federal capital City to use their properties according to the land use as enshrined in the Abuja Master Plan and approved by the FCT Development Control Department.
He emphasized that the FCT Administration would not fold its arms to watch property owners engage in land use contravention, because such contraventions also affect the Federal Capital City planning.
The Minister further disclosed that 27 properties in the Federal Capital City have been served with land use contravention bills to discourage such acts which no doubt has been impacting negatively on the environment.
He further revealed that a total of 473 building plans were submitted during the same period under review to the FCT Development Control Department, while 384 were approved forthwith.
Similarly, the FCT Development Control Department has in the same period approved a total of 263 setting out/stage applications.
Mohammed announced that the FCT Administration has commenced the enforcement of re-decoration of property that exhibits some level of decay in the capital city.
Thus, he directed the FCT Development Control Department to invigorate the process of enhancing the aesthetic of individual property in the Federal Capital City to give the facelift Abuja deserves.
This was as he urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory, particularly property owners to cooperate with the FCT Administration in upholding the Abuja Master Plan.