Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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Gully erosion: FCT Minister assures Abaji people of help

Gully erosion: FCT Minister assures Abaji people of help

• 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.
 
 

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