Tag Archives: FCT Minister Bala Mohammed

FCTA unveils its 3rd Abuja Business Plan Competition

FCTA unveils its 3rd Abuja Business Plan Competition

As part of efforts to support the development, growth of businesses and encourage healthy competition among entrepreneurs in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), the FCT Administration (FCTA), Tuesday unveiled its 3rd Abuja Business Plan Competition (ABPC). The competition, according to Minister of State for FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide, who did the unveiling, presents an exciting opportunity for

FCTA to launch fixed taxi fares in 2015

Barring any change in plan, the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) will next year, before the end of the present administration, introduce fixed taxi fares in the FCT. While fielding questions from journalists on Wednesday during its end of year press briefing, the Secretary, FCT Transport Secretariat, Jonathan Achara Ivoke, said the essence of the fixing

New residences for House Speaker and Senate President: Contractor gets May 2015 deadline

The construction firm handling the construction of new residences for presiding officers of the National Assembly, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, has been given May 2015 deadline to complete the houses. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Bala Mohammed, who gave the ultimatum during the inspection tour of the national houses, said that the completion would

FCTA arrests 172 beggars, prosecute 177 street hawkers, traders

No fewer than 172 beggars and destitutes were arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) between the months of September and October 2014. This is as the administration also prosecuted 177 street traders/hawkers, who were convicted of contravening the ban on street hawking and trading within the city. The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed revealed that

FCTA partners NLC, TUC on 9,560 workers housing units

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is collaborating with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress(TUC) and GoodHomes Development Company Limited to deliver 9,650 quality and affordable housing units to Nigerian workers in the FCT under the Federal Goverment’s Nationwide Workers’ Housing Scheme. The Nigerian Times gathered that beneficiaries of the scheme cut

FCT SURE-P graduates 203 trainees

Two hundred and three youths and women on Wednesday graduated from various vocations under the Federal Capital Territory Subsidy Reinvestment Employment Programme (FCT SURE-P). The graduands had undergone training in 14 vocational skills which include event management, soap making, baking, shoe and bag making, household chemicals, catering, beading/accessory making, photography, make-up business among others. Speaking

FEC approves N50bn for FCT road projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved two different road projects totaling N50 billion as part of five contracts approved for the Federal Capital Territory during its meeting in Abuja. The Council also approved a N43.8 billion contract for the upgrading of a section of the East-West Road in the meeting presided over by

As commuters suffer, bureaucratic bottleneck stalls resuscitation of failed Abuja BRT

No doubt, the Bus Rapid Transportation(BRT) system ventured into by the Federal Capital Territory Administration two years ago, would have ameliorated the never ending harrowing experiences of commuters along the Abuja-Keffi Expressway if the project had succeeded. Commuters are left with no option but to continue to wallow in hardship in the absence of this.

Dutse market demolition: Victims count losses

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), has begun the demolition of the popular Dutse Market in the Bwari Area Council, destroying goods worth millions of naira in the process. Our correspondent who witnessed the demolition exercise confirmed that shops located along the major road and those within the market premises were completely pulled down by