As part of the measures put in place by the FCT Administration to provide massive employment for the residents and enhance economic activities in the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello is working on various options to fast track the take off of the Abuja Technology Village.
The FCT Minister made the pledge when he and the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye paid an unscheduled visit to the site along the Umaru Musa Expressway (Airport Road), Abuja.
The Abuja Technology when operational is expected to bring in multi-billion-dollars investment into the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja ranging from soft development, research and sales.
The Minister restated that the Village when opened would further deepen economic activities and compliment government efforts in the provision of skilled and unskilled employment opportunities to the populace.
Malam Bello revealed that the entire project has been subdivided into five clusters to enable the FCT Administration handle a cluster at a time for quick result or realization of the project and easy management.
His words: “I assure you that the FCT Administration will try its very best to look at it and we hope that at least cluster number two of the five clusters becomes operational as quickly as possible.”
According to him, “the project is now going through the most critical and final stage and it is very important for us to look at it critically and understand the concept, the challenges and above all where we want to go”.
He however thanked the Managing Director of Abuja Technology Village, Ms. Hauwa Yabani, and her team, for the good work they have done as well as for the investments done in the Village over the last eight years.
Malam Bello particularly thanked them for their passion for the project and all the efforts they have made during the last eight to ten years from the conception stage to the development stage.