• Promises academic activities in AUTA
Against the backdrop of a deep gully erosion threatening to divide Abaji town and the challenges around the River Gurara, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has the area and assured the people of help.
He also visited the River Gurara to see how he can assist to link up some FCT communities on the other side of the river bank to other communities.
According to him, “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.”
Malam Bello was received by a jubilant crowd on arrival at the River Gurara site in Abaji Area Council where the people around the river bank appealed to him to help them construct a bridge to connect them to some of the FCT communities on the other side of the river.
He reiterated that his Administration needs first-hand knowledge to ensure that adequate plans are made to provide solution to the challenges being faced by the people.
Similarly, the Minister visited the Abuja University of Technology, Abaji (AUTA) where he assured the school authorities of doing everything possible to facilitate academic activities in the institution.
Malam Bello, gave this assurance while inspecting the on-going work and facilities so far provided at the proposed university.
The Minister who was accompanied on the visit by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, said that the Administration would meet with the members of the Ministerial Implementation Committee on AUTA, led by Professor Buba Bajoga to see how the University will come on stream.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Abaji Area Council, Abdulrahman Ajiya described the visit as historic and thanked the Minister for his thoughtfulness.
He thus, appealed to the Minister to help complete work on the proposed university in order to commence academic activities in earnest.