THE Federal Government, on Sunday, again reiterated its commitment to complete all the abandoned projects within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with a view to stimulating the desired economic activities.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, who made this known, while leading other government functionaries to the Malaysian Gardens Estate in Abuja, said his administration was already working to resolve problems stalling major projects in and around the Federal Capital City (FCC) to ensure maximum utilization.
According to him, “we will do our best to ensure that all abandoned projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) be they private sector or government driven, must be completed”.
In a statement by the Deputy Director/Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Muhammad Hazat Sule, a copy of which was made available to the Tribune Online in Abuja, the minister lamented that each time a project was started and not completed, no matter how much money spent on it, it added no value to the city.
“And for us in the city, we want projects to be completed for maximum benefits. We are a government that wants to solve problems and I assure you these problems would definitely be solved”, he declared.
Malam Bello said that the completion of abandoned projects would engender economic activities in the city, so that the purpose for which such huge expanse of land was allocated must have been achieved.
Among the entourage of the minister was the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye.
Conducting them round the project site, the Chairman/Board of Directors of Global Formwork Limited (Malaysia Gardens), Evangelist George Nwachukwu said he was in Malaysia for 19 years before the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo invited him to come and invest in Nigeria.
According to him, the company has enough material on ground to complete 1,500 houses in three months at the Malaysia Gardens, if the FCTA gave them the needed approvals.