By JOHN ONAH, Abuja –
In accordance with the FCT Parks Policy 2019, the Federal Capital Territory Administration organized the groundbreaking ceremony for the beautification and landscaping of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway in collaboration with the real estate developers along the road.
During the ceremony on behalf of the administration, FCT Minister of State Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu said the move is in line with the Parks Policy 2019 by granting license to companies, multinationals and diplomatic communities for the purpose of carrying out their social activities. Responsibility (CSR) in promoting the greening of the city.
In a statement signed by the Minister’s Special Assistant, Austine Elemue, the Minister revealed that the administration has sought cooperation from a few organizations located along the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway to complement the administration’s efforts. FCT in improving the aesthetics of Diplomatic Road by landscaping, beautifying and maintaining the facade of their property to complete the main gateway to downtown.
Aliyu affirmed that the partnership with private entities was a clear demonstration that the government cannot do everything alone, while assuring that the administration will continue to work with the private sector and development partners to ensure that Continuous progress is being made in the beautification of the nation. Capital city.
She also ensured that the administration was guided by the core values of patriotism and devotion to duty; integrity and respect for due process and the rule of law, while committing that no one will be under-burdened in this partnership.
On his part, the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola commended the landowners along the major landmarks of Abuja who have come together for the implementation of this laudable initiative as a means of giving back to society. .
He therefore took the opportunity to urge other businesses to come together and emulate the actions of landowners along Abuja Airport Road to add value to the aesthetics of the city.
In his words, “It is indeed gratifying to note that businesses and even residents of the FCT share the vision of the FCT administration in building an Abuja of our collective dreams that we will be proud to call home. “.
The highlight of the occasion was the symbolic planting of trees by FCT Minister of State, Permanent Secretary, Director of Human Resources, Malam Bashir Mohammed, Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Board, Arch. Umar Shuaibu, development partners and landowners along the airport road, among others.