Abuja: The Building of A Smart City articles

‘Execution of Abuja Plan in Advanced Stage’

‘Execution of Abuja Plan in Advanced Stage’

Shola Salami Abdulrahman, Acting Director, Urban and Regional Planning, explains how more impetus has been given to the actualisation of the FCT master plan under Senator Bala Mohammed By Anayochukwu Agbo and Nicholas Uwerunonye So far, would you say that the Federal Capital Territory is conforming to the original master plan of the territory? Your

Abuja: Expanding the City Frontiers

President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration expands the Federal Capital City by opening new districts For more than three decades, Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory have stagnated in terms of infrastructural development until the coming of President Goodluck Jonathan administration. The number of districts remained as they were and the engineering infrastructure in the city was

Jonathan’s Agenda Is Our Guide – Engineer John Chukwu, Permanent Secretary, FCT

Tajudeen Suleiman and Nicholas Uwerunonye   What, in your own assessment, are the achievements of Bala Mohammed as the FCT Minister? Well, the results are obvious, you are journalists; you should be able to see the evidence yourselves.  You can see the work of the FCT administration under Senator Mohammed. You can see the infrastructure

We Are Transforming Satellite Towns and Area Councils – Olajumoke Akinijide, Minister of State for FCT

By Anayochukwu Agbo and Tajudeen Suleiman What are your duties as the Minister of State? Well as the Minister of State, the omnibus duty is to assist the Honourable Minister, but I am specifically responsible for the supervision of the satellite towns, the area councils, agriculture and social development. Social development of course has so

The Challenges of Demographic changes

Since its creation, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has contended with the vagaries of demographic challenges John Chukwu, Engineer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, never shies away from admitting the unique challenges faced by administrators of the country’s capital. Going by the privilege of his office which, had he been a

We Are Making Abuja a Smart City – Bala Mohammed, Minister, Federal Capital Territory, FCT

By Anayochukwu Agbo and Tajudeen Suleiman You have been the Minister of FCT for over three years. For you what are the high points of your administration? The high point for me is the institutional firming up. We have deviated from the period when things are personalised, done unilaterally and casually to a period where

A Breath of Fresh Hope

The appointment of Bala Mohammed, a senator, as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory restored hope to a city in dire need of transformation When President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, a senator from Bauchi State, had undoubtedly called attention to his patriotism and love for

The Abuja Dream Lives On

Thirty-five years after it became Nigeria’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has not only maintained but improved on the original vision, mission and mandate of the founding fathers Abuja’s Cinderella story began on August 9, 1975 when the military government of late General Murtala Ramat Muhammed decided to give Nigeria a new befitting capital.

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