Written by Austine ELEMUE

Bello commissions Five-Star hotel in Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has declared that the territory at its current population and growing at nine percent yearly, is among the fastest growing cities in the world and truly an investor’s haven. 

Bello, made this disclosure when he represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the commissioning of Fraser Suites –a Five-Star Hotel in Abuja’s Central Business District. 

Buhari, who cited a current UN Habitat figures, lauded the Royal Pacific Group, the hotel owners, for their demonstrated faith in investing in the city, while paying growing tributes to the Nasreddin family, also owners of NASCO Foods Jos, for the nearly six decades of their investing in Nigeria. 

“This is a very important project for us in general and Abuja in particular, especially because we are happy to be the first country and, indeed, the first city in Africa to host the prestigious Fraser Suites", he stressed. 

He revealed that the administration's support for the landmark hospitality outfit, located in Abuja’s strategic business district bears eloquent testimony of the commitment to assist willing investors settle down in Abuja. 

The president welcomed the hotel as a major addition to the Abuja skyline, which he indicated, has heightened estate development around the layout, improved land value and very importantly, has created jobs and would boost tourism as well as tax revenue to the FCT Administration. 

Also speaking at the occasion, the chairman, Royal Pacific Group, Dr. Attia Nasreddin, noted that the mission of the group is to deliver world class services to its clients. 

He said that the Group is dedicated to the growth and development of the African continent and driven to transform lives of the host communities in the emerging markets for generations to come. 

Earlier in his welcome address, the CEO, Middle East and Africa, Fraser Suites, Mr. Guus Bakker, praised the beauty of Abuja and the dynamism of Nigerians whom he described as a very special breed of people, hospitable and resilient. 



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