House of Representatives said it would investigate the Land Swap Scheme undertaken by the past Federal Capital Territory, FCT, administration.
House Committee chairman on FCT, Hon. Herman Hembe disclosed this while briefing journalists at the National Assembly complex.
The lawmaker explained that the land swap investigation was to unravel who owns many undeveloped plots of land and other properties such as buildings in the highbrow areas of the FCT such as Maitama, Wuse, Asokoro and Utako.
He further explained that the committee’s probe was aimed at determining whether the owners of such undeveloped properties fulfilled the purpose for which they acquired them from the FCT authorities.
According to him, “Our mandate is to ensure that those who gave out such lands in the swap scheme have genuine intention to develop the FCT or to corner a large chunk of it for their cronies.”
Hembe assured of its preparedness to send memoranda to all the relevant stakeholders involved in the land swap scheme by the FCT administration under the former President Jonathan.

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