AGIS HAS ISSUED A WARNING ADVISING PEOPLE AGAINST PURCHASING LAND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
AGIS has cautioned against purchasing land through social media platforms and has advised potential buyers to conduct due diligence before engaging in any transaction to avoid being defrauded. The increase in land racketeering and illegal estate development in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has necessitated this warning.
Despite several awareness campaigns by the government, some members of the public still fall prey to land grabbers who advertise on social media and other platforms within the territory. Recently, seven estate developers were arrested for engaging in illegal development and land grabbing in Guzape II District, Abuja.
AGIS Director, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Jalo, stressed that interested individuals should verify the authenticity of land titles by visiting the FCT Department of Land Administration before any transaction. He also emphasized that even with authentic land titles, development cannot begin without obtaining necessary approval from the FCT Department of Development Control and other relevant agencies of the FCT Administration.