FCTA com­mences re­moval of il­le­gal struc­tures

Weekly Trust - - News - Mu­likatu Mukaila Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion has com­menced the re­moval of il­le­gal struc­tures along the Abu­jaNyanya-Jik­woyi-Karshi route to pave way free flow of traf­fic in the area.

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TAbuja-Nyanya-Jik­woy­iKarshi he Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has charged the Na­tional Busi­ness and Tech­ni­cal Ex­am­i­na­tions Board (NABTEB) to pro­duce skilled mid­dle-level man­power that would fast-track na­tional de­vel­op­ment.

The Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the charge in Benin at the open­ing of the 25th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of NABTEB, said no na­tion can de­velop with­out the de­con­ges­tion task force yes­ter­day moved into its next phase of the clean-up, to re­move all marked il­le­gal struc­tures con­sti­tut­ing en­croach­ment on the road cor­ri­dor.

The Chair­man of the task­force, Ma­jor-Gen­eral Em­manuel T. Nienge (rtd) while ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists dur­ing the clean-up in­volve­ment of the mid­dle class.

Rep­re­sented by the Min­is­ter of State, Pro­fes­sor An­thony An­wukah, Adamu noted that the de­vel­op­ment of skilled mid­dle class through Tech­ni­cal Vo­ca­tion Ed­u­ca­tion Train­ing (TEVET) was paramount.

NABTEB Reg­is­trar, Pro­fes­sor Ifeoma Isi­ugo-Aban­ihe, said there was un­der-pro­duc­tion of ar­ti­sans, crafts­men and tech­ni­cians in the coun­try as NABTEB can­not pro­duce more than 50,000 an­nu­ally. op­er­a­tion ex­plained that the aim of the ex­er­cise was to achieve seam­less hu­man and ve­hic­u­lar move­ment as well as en­sure safety of lives and prop­erty, which could be lost due to any ac­ci­dent on the road.

He also dis­closed that the FCT Min­is­ter, Malam Muham­mad Musa Bello has given the task­force ad­di­tional three months.

FG tasks NABTEB on man­power de­vel­op­ment

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