…We’ll continue to deliver efficient services—MD
By Faustina Inalegwu and Olalekan Jimoh
For adjudged efficiency in service delivery, Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML) has won an award as Best Facility and Market Manager in Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The heart-lifting gesture came from traders in the Territory unionized under the FCT chapter of the umbrella National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), recently.
In a letter of nomination, the traders noted that AMML’s nomination for the award of excellence as the Best Facility/ Market Manager of the year 2018 followed a poll conducted by a consultant where the body emerged number one in FCT.
Corporate Affairs Manager, AMML, Innocent Amaechina in a statement, a copy of which was sent to Abuja Digest Weekly, said the award was presented in the presence of over 3000 traders from within and outside Abuja during the 2019 Nigerian Traders Summit which was facilitated by Abuja chapter of NANTS.
The statement quoted the NANTS chapter Chairman, Prince Edozie Ugwu, who presented the award, explained that it was in appreciation of AMML’s efficiency in service delivery to satisfy the yearnings of traders.
“We applaud your efforts with this award today,” Prince Ugwu reportedly said.
Responding after the award presentation, Managing Director (MD), AMML, Alhaji Abubakar Faruk, who was represented by the Corporate Affairs Manager, said the award was a call to higher duty.
Describing the relationship between traders and AMML as that of fish and water, the Managing Director explained that AMML had no option than step up its game in delivering efficient services to the group and vowed to continue working for their overall interest.
Alhaji Faruk said: ”We have pioneered professional facility management of markets in Nigeria. We have provided value-added services that enhance business growth and consistently pushed challenges of the informal sector of the economy to the front burner. With this award, we are compelled to do even more.”
The AMML was created in 2004 as a subsidiary of Abuja Investments Company Ltd (AICL) and in 2005, after successful development of a corporate structure, commenced operations with the management of busy Wuse Market.
The AMML was a product of FCT Administration (FCTA) search for permanent solutions in markets for the efficient and sustainable administration and management of its retail market system.
Presently, AMML fully manages over 13 major markets in FCT and remotely manages various markets across the country.
It has carved a niche for itself in delivering excellent services, adopting world-class processes in facility planning development and marketing, lease administration, janitorial and security services, parking/traffic management, provision/management of health and safety infrastructure, customer services, repairs and maintenance of buildings and installations, service charge administration, as well as consulting and advisory services.