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14 Jan

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to provide
infrastructure in Mpape, Durumi, Lokogoma, Galadimawa and other districts being constructed by private developers.

This followed a motion moved by Rep. Lovette Idisi (Delta-PDP), which was unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.

Moving the motion, Idisi explained that satellite districts located close to the city centre of the Federal Capital Territory being developed
lacked the requisite infrastructure.

He said that ``the rate of infrastructure development in some districts of the FCT has not been commensurate with the rapid growth being witnessed in Abuja.

``This is due to increased business activities and massive influx of people into the FCT.

``The greater number of residents of the FCT reside outside the city centre due to the high cost of rent in the developed districts of Asokoro, Maitama, Wuse,
Jabi, Utako, among others.’’

The lawmaker expressed concern that if the requisite infrastructure were not provided, residents would continue to suffer untold hardships.

(NAN)

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14 Dec

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE...

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that his administration will soon introduce more policies to further ease the process of doing business in Nigeria.

 

Speaking after a presentation at the Presidential Villa on enhancing Nigeria’s trade and economic competitiveness, the President said that the new policies will be focused on increasing efficiency and transparency in government operations, and the blocking of leakages from revenue generating agencies.

 

President Buhari said that his administration was fully committed to closing all the loopholes in the revenue generating agencies, increasing their efficiency in trade facilitation and ensuring transparency in all government businesses so as to attract greater foreign direct investments into the country.

 

The President added that the Nigeria Customs Service, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Ministry of Finance and other relevant agencies will be encouraged to adopt some of the positive ideas contained in the presentation for implementation next year.

 

A representative of the company that made the presentation, Mr. Lim Chee Boon, had told President Buhari that virtually all the countries that implemented its solutions have successfully reduced corruption in their import and export processes.

 

Garba Shehu
SSA to the President
(Media & Publicity)

December 14, 2015

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