THE Federal Government, on Tuesday, pledged to do everything within its reach to ensure that Abuja University of Technology, Abaji (AUTA) ready for academic activities soon.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, gave this assurance, while inspecting the on-going work and facilities so far provided at the proposed University in Abaji, Abuja.
Malam Bello, who was accompanied by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr Babatope Ajakaiye, further assured that his administration would meet with the members of the Ministerial Implementation Committee on AUTA, led by Professor Buba Bajoga to see how the University would come on stream in no distance time.
According to him, “my visit today is to inspect the work here in this very University and to go and see the gully erosion inside Abaji town which is threatening many houses, and then to drive on this road, down to the bank of River Gurara to see how we can assist to link up some FCT communities on the other side of the river bank.
“I am here to see everything so that when the officials bring the files, I know what action to take. The visit is expected to aid our decision making”, he affirmed.
In a signed statement by the Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Muhammad Hazat Sule, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja, the minister, therefore, admonished the residents to continue to pray for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for God to continue to give him the wisdom to steer the sheep of leadership.
The minister also visited the River Gurara in Abaji Area Council where the people around the River bank appealed to him to help construct a bridge to connect some of the FCT communities on the other side of the river.
He also inspected the gully erosion sites in Abaji Township threatening some houses in the area.
Malam Bello then reiterated that his administration needed first-hand knowledge to ensure that adequate plans were made to provide solution to the challenges being faced by the people.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Abaji Area Council, Abdulrahman Ajiya described the visit as historic and appreciated the minister for his thoughtfulness.
He thus, appealed to the minister to help complete work on the proposed University with a view to commence academic activities in earnest.