Wike Plans First Abuja Infrastructure Development Expo

By: Wisdom Acka

FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has approved first-ever Abuja infrastructure investment expo initiative to explore strategic areas that will attract investment opportunities and boost development.

Senior Special Assistant to the Minister on Legal and Mutiletral Cooperations, Benedict Daudu, disclosed this on Saturday in a meeting the Committee constituted to fast track the event expected to take place first half of 2024.

Daudu, who noted that all over the World, governments partnered with private sector for development, explained that the expo targeted investors who are interested in providing infrastructure for all sectors for accelerated development of the FCT, in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu.

The SSA further explained that the plan would also bring about unparallel infrastructure development to most Districts or communities in need of basic infrastructure.

His words: “Abuja infrastructure investment expo is being proposed for infrastructure development within the FCT…..it is a time that is needed to drive infrastructure development and it will capture the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu. It will really propel the FCT to where it should be.“

“We are targeting both foreign and national direct investment opportunities from interested investors who will come in to partner with the FCTA and to bring the expo to a global stage where you can see the FCT growing into a smart city under Nyesom Wike. It will propel us greatly in the right direction,” the SSA said.

On her part, a member of the Committee and Acting Director, FCTA Department of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, commended the Minister for his informed decision to rewrite the history of infrastructure in the nation’s capital.

She said that the Committee would think deep and draw an acceptable template in line with Wike’s plan for a new FCT, especially in districts that need additional government intervention.

“We are going to work with the relevant SDAs (Secretariats, Departments and Agencies). We will think deep on areas of infrastructure deficit and ensure that the concept is in line with Wike’s plan for the new FCT,” She added.