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Wike Approves First Infrastructure Investment Expo

todayMarch 4, 2024 65

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike has approved the maiden infrastructure investment expo to explore strategic areas that will attract investment opportunities and promote development.

Senior Special Assistant on legal and multilateral cooperation to the minister, Benedict Daudu made this this known at the first meeting of the committee set up to fast track the investment expo.

Daudu noted that government partner the private sector for development all over the world.

He explained that the expo was aimed at attracting investors to provide infrastructure for all sectors for accelerated development in the nation’s capital in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu.

He revealed that the event will attract both local and foreign investors and avail them the opportunity to partner the FCT in line with government guidelines under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement and make Abuja a smart city under the watch of the minister, Nyesom Wike.

The SSA explained that the plan will also bring about unparalleled infrastructure development to most districts or communities in need of basic infrastructure that would make Abuja more visible on the global stage.

According to him, the time has come to revive the hidden potential and opportunities in the territory under Wike’s watch.

Daudu said, “Abuja infrastructure investment expo is being proposed for infrastructure development within the FCT, one that has not been carried out in the territory. It is a time that is needed to drive infrastructure development and it will capture the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu. It will really propel the FCT to greater heights”.

We are targeting both foreign and national direct investment opportunities from interested investors who will come in to partner with the FCTA and bring the expo to a global stage where you can see the FCT growing into a smart city under Nyesom Wike”.

It will propel us greatly in the right direction, it is going to review president Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda”.

On her part, a member of the committee and acting Director FCTA Department of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr Jummai Ahmadu commended the minister for his Informed decision to rewrite the history of infrastructure in the Nation’s capital.

She said the committee will think deep and draw an acceptable template that will be in line with Wike’s plan for a new FCT especially in districts with need for additional government intervention.

According to her, “We are going to work with the relevant SDAs, we will think deep on areas of infrastructure deficit and ensure that the concept is in line with Wike’s plan for the new FCT”.

The infrastructure investment expo is going to focus only on infrastructure, government alone can’t do it. The novel idea is going to be first of its kind”.

“The minister saw the need to develop FCT, and he feels that the idea will help the territory. FCT is 48 years and there is a lot of opportunities that we need to develop more, tourism is one of the key areas, in some countries tourism is their main stay, that can happen in Abuja.” Jumai said.

Remi Johnson, Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Editorial Team

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