Following the appointment of new Governing Board of the Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre (AIIC), the Governing Board has said that the infrastructure deficit will be urgently tackled by the Board.
They equally promised that the members would bring on board, their diverse experiences, innovations, and contacts to assist in making the FCT a city of choice in Africa.
The chairman of the board, Mrs. Olajumoke Anifowoshe, in her opening address at the board’s inaugural meeting held recently in Abuja described AIIC as an agency championing the promotion and facilitation of private sector participation in infrastructure development within the FCT.
Members of the board inaugurated recently by the Minister, Federal Capital Territory Administration include Barr. James Egah Ndeye, Engr. Dr. Dahiru Yahaya Dasin, Michael Ohiani, Prince Ugochukwu Beke and Polycarp Nwabueze Udah.
Others are Danjuma Dauda, Tony Ejinkeonye, Engr. Dan U. Orji, Grp. Cpt. Zagi Rabo Zakka and Mr. Musa Kubau as secretary
Mrs. Anifowoshe stated that the Governing Board will carry out its activities based on the centre’s mandate, and also use maximum effort to add value to the various laudable initiatives of the center.
She emphasised that the Governing Board, while it will be guided in its operations by extant rules and regulations, will also make effort to further embellish AIIC’s operational framework for the achievement of greater efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.
“As a board, we will use the proposed board committees to carry out our functions and where necessary, create other committees on ad-hoc basis to further ensure the achievement of the goals of AIIC,” she said.
In his welcome address to the board members, the Coordinator, AIIC, Mr. Musa Kubau, stated that the management and staff had eagerly looked forward to the coming of the board and believed that it will give impetus to the activities of the center.