Written by Austine ELEMUE

Our plans to make Abuja business-friendly - Bello

The FCT Administration would work towards making the Federal Capital Territory, a business friendly environment that can create more job opportunities for the residents, minister of the territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has promised.

He gave the indication last week when he received a delegation of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ACCI, led by its president, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye in his office. 

The minister said that the ACCI as a member of the organised private sector, OPS, is key to the present government’s agenda to generate massive employment for Nigerians. 

According to him, “your role cannot be overemphasized; that is why this government encourages you to generate employment for the teeming populace. The Federal Capital Territory needs commercial activities because Abuja has the ready market which is a veritable asset.” 

Bello, however, advised the Chamber to embark on a more aggressive membership drive to bring to its fold trader groups. 

He maintained that the coming in of the Chamber into the markets and motor parks would go a long way to reduce the dirty environment often noticed in such areas considering the Chamber’s antecedents. 

Speaking earlier, president of the ACCI, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye, remarked that they were ready to forge partnership with the FCT administration in order to boost the development of the territory. 

The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, Group Managing Director of the Abuja Investment Company Limited, Dr. Musa Musa and other officials of the administration were in attendance.

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