Bello assures UniAbuja of certificate of occupancy

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has assured the management of University of Abuja of its Certificate of Occupancy, C/O after due identification and verification.

Also, the minister has implored tertiary institutions to think outside the box in view of the present economic challenges in the country.  

The minister, who gave this challenge while receiving a delegation from the University of Abuja led by its Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Adikwu, that paid him a visit also said that when the institutions think outside the box they would be able to turn around so many things for the better.  

Bello observed that all institutions including educational institutions in the country are passing through a phase but assured that they would surely come out stronger. 

The minister remarked that tertiary institutions in the country have great potentials that can be veritably tapped and therefore urged its managers to seize that opportunity to turn things around.  

He, however, assured that FCT Administration would encourage firms doing business in the territory to undertake development of infrastructure at the university campus as part of their corporate social responsibility.  

On the request by the delegation to release their Certificate of Occupancy for the over 11,800 hectares of the university land along the Airport road, Bello said that the administration would process the title document after receiving payments of necessary fees.  

Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu, recalled that illegal squatters are massively encroaching upon the university’s land and urged the FCT Administration to intervene.

He also asked the FCT Administration to assist in resettling and compensating the natives within the area.  

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