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FCTA cautions property owners against patronizing touts in AGIS

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has called on all property owners in the territory that have any transaction with the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) or the Land Administration Department of the FCTA to desist from patronising touts.

The FCTA Director of Land Administration, Adamu Jibrin Hussaini, made this call in his office after appraising the work of staff interfacing with the public.

In a statement from the AGIS, Hussaini observed that touts had been surreptitiously positioning themselves claiming to be serving as intermediaries between the office and the public.

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The director observed that the illegal activities of the touts were sending negative impression to the public and must be immediately stopped.

He advised the public to disregard any demand for money by anybody who claimed to be an agent to facilitate any kind of transaction; including application for Power of Attorney, Legal Search, Deeds Assignment, Deed of Release and or Legal Mortgage.

He emphasised that processing of applications in AGIS did not attract any other charge except the official processing fees stipulated by AGIS, and therefore, advised property owners and would-be property owners that had anything to with AGIS to be wary of activities of touts because they were impostors.

Source: Daily Trust

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