The Federal Capital Territory Administration has been requested by the House of Representatives to start issuing certificates of occupancy to owners of residences under the mass housing program in Abuja.
The House gave its committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCCT) instructions to work with the FCDA to investigate and address any problems related to the non-issuance of certificates of occupancy to property owners in housing estates.
Sada Soli, a Katsina State senator, made the motion that led to this resolution on Tuesday.
“The mass housing scheme project was initiated by the Federal Capital Territory in 2000 to provide affordable housing through a public-private partnership (PPP) policy arrangement,” stated Soli.
The legislator claimed that even though the mass housing program is having a significant impact on the Federal Capital Territory, the majority of its recipients still do not have their certificates of occupancy.
“One common certificate of occupancy issued in favor of the estate, which negates the principles of tenant-owner protection,” he stated, referring to the lack of a certificate of occupancy for the property owners inside these mass housing project estates.
Without any discussion, the House approved the proposal.
The committee was given a six-week deadline to complete its investigation and submit a report to the House.