The outgoing EU ambassador visited the Abuja minister.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, on Thursday promised to allocate a plot of land for the building of a house for staff of the European Union in Abuja.
Mr. Mohammed made this promise while receiving the out-going European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, David McRae, who paid him a farewell visit in his office and called on the Minister to help allocate a plot of land for the EU to build Staff Housing Scheme for Nigerians working with the Union.
Mr. Mohammed said the estate when constructed would go a long way in alleviating the housing deficit in Abuja and allow the workers in that organisation to give their best.
He also thanked the out-going envoy for his personal interest in the development of Nigeria and particularly Abuja. According to him, that personal interest had helped in opening up new frontiers and partnership between Nigeria and the 28 Nations of the European Union.
He noted that the purposeful leadership of the out-going Ambassador had impacted positively on the Nigerian nation, stressing that it also fostered the cordial relationship between Nigeria and the European Union.
Mr. Mohammed praised him for his sacrifice to uplift the living standard of the common man in Nigeria, especially his visits to all the nooks and cranny of the country.
Mr. McRae, in his remarks, stated that he was in Abuja to bid farewell to the Minister and to thank him for his cooperation with the European Union while serving in Nigeria.
He remarked that he recently visited Kano and Jigawa States and was impressed to see everybody going about his/her normal businesses despite the security challenges in those areas.
He said that the new EU Ambassador would be reporting to Nigeria in two weeks and therefore solicited for the Minister’s continued cooperation in order to take the existing relationship and partnership to the next level.