School for the gifted reaches 50 percent completion stage 

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By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja 

Authority of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has revealed that the AMAC School for the Gifted, ICT and Innovation Centre has reached 50 per cent completion stage.

The AMAC Chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Candido, who disclosed this during a stakeholders meeting at the council’s secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, also reeled out the score card of his administration.

He said the school, when completed, would also benefit adults who want to acquire information technology skills.

Paucity of funds

The Chairman however lamented the paucity of funds, while saying the council has gotten allocation for two markets to be built in Orozo.

Candido said the council and the FCT IRS would be collaborating in the collection of some taxes which included advertisement and signage.

He urged the council’s revenue department and other business outlets including AMAC Microfinance Bank, AMAC Investment, Property and Development Company and AMAC Marshall to assist in boosting the council’s revenue base.

Candido adds that the administration meant well when it established the outlets which is aimed to outlive the administration so that generations to come will benefit from them. He said they cannot survive without finance.

Lateefah Ibrahim