Tourism: ICRC Okays Development of Jabi Lake in Abuja

By April 10, 2021 NEWS

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), on Wednesday, issued the Outline Business Case Certificate of compliance on the implementation of the Jabi Lake tourism and recreational project to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

A statement signed by Austine Elemue, the special assistant on media to the Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, and made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the project is expected to gulp $21 million.

While receiving the certificate on behalf of the administration, Dr Aliyu, recalled that the administration had amongst its presidential mandates, the tasks to work with the private sector to create jobs and help lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

She revealed that the FCT administration’s short term strategic development plan was the development of the tourism and recreation potentials of the territory in partnership with competent investors, stressing that this was included in its performance delivery presentation to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on February 5, 2020.

“In actualising this mandate, the FCTA received and considered an unsolicited proposal by Messrs Jabi Lake Leisure Cruise Limited for the transformation of Jabi Lake into a tourist destination; providing boat cruises, water sports, hospitality and many more tourist activities.

“The FCTA subsequently approached the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) and the ICRC for compliance with extant guidelines. The Outline Business Case (OBC) submitted by the proponents was forwarded to the ICRC for review/advice.” She stressed.

While commending the support of FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, and the Coordinator, Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre (AIIC), and the ICRC team, she, however, assured that the project would takeoff before the end of 2021.

Culled from Tribune