Support FCT Infrastructure Development, Minister Tasks Firms

By: Wisdom Acka

Development Partners have been urged to complement government efforts in the provision and sustenance of quality infrastructure in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, made this call during the opening of Abuja Furniture Production (AFP) Show Room in Maitama District, Abuja, Monday.

Bello, who was represented by the Director, FCDA Department of Public Building, Adebowale Ademo, said the FCT Administration was concerned with quality work in and around the city, and would always work with competent firms that could add value to government efforts.

While commending AFP, the Minister explained that the Administration would always go for the best to make the aesthetic of Abuja a world class.

His words: “The government has made a lot of efforts to ensure that the esthestic of the city is respected, we encourage outfits that contribute to the development of the city, respecting the laws as well as the requirements of the master plan.”

“AFP has been a major partner in the development of the city. It is well known for producing high quality furniture over the years. So, we want it to compliment government’s efforts”, he added.

“This is what the administration has been looking for -a situation whereby people can come in with a lot of commitment to the city and also provide the necessary services that will compliment the efforts of government by ensuring that Abuja becomes one of the 20th habitable city in the world”.

Bello described the take off of the company as very impressive; considering the quality of product that the firm produces.

General Manager of the firm, Oliver Cohnen while speaking earlier, revealed that the company, an arm of Julius Berger has been making furniture for over 30 years; assuring the public that it would keep to standards, it’s known for.