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Firm hands over refurbished 188-seater conference hall to FCDA

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Chairman, Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr Umar Abdullahi (5th From Right), and the Ag Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Hajiya Zaliha’u Ahmed (middle, front row) and other management staff of Cosgrove and FCDA, shortly after Cosgrove handed-over FCDA’s 188-seater conference hall renovated by Cosgrove as part of CSR, to the Authority, at the FCDA Headquarters, recently, in Abuja.

In the exercise of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Management of Cosgrove Investment Limited has refurbished and delivered a 188-seater Conference Hall to the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

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The revamped hall was handed over to the Management of the FCDA on Tuesday alongside some newly constructed Executive Conveniences which were also voluntarily constructed by Cosgrove, Nigeria’s leading smart estates developer.

The conference hall consists of 188 seats of which 174 are for the audience while 14 are designed for guests at the high table.

Ag. Executive Secretary, FCDA, Hajiya Zaliha’u Ahmed (MNI), presented a formal Letter of Appreciation and a Plaque of Honor to Cosgrove Investment Limited for voluntarily refurbishing the FCDA Conference Hall.

She commended the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Authority, Engr U. G. Jibrin for keeping a good relationship with Cosgrove of which FCDA is now a corporate beneficiary.

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The Director, Public Buildings, FCDA, Arc Adebowale Ademo who noted that Cosgrovewas not a client at the FCDA, yet voluntarily embarked on the selfless project recalled the circumstances that inspired Cosgrove to voluntarily embark on the project.

Ademo explained the need to revamp the hall, noting that the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Authority had requested the Directorate of Public Buildings to explore the possibility of addressing challenges associated with the hall.

The Director recalled that the challenges associated with the hall included the need for flooring, construction of executive public conveniences at the back of the high table and carpeting as well as the need to elevate the high table platform among others.

“Cosgrove did not only elevate the podium but also provided new flooring for the entire hall as well as the built Executive Conveniences for male and female high table guests,” he added.

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Ademo commended the Ag Executive Secretary of the FDA and the Cosgrove Team for being so magnanimous to refurbish FCDA Conference Hall at no cost to the organization, adding that the need to revamp the conference hall is an issue that has been on the front-burner of the FCDA for a while.

The Chairman, Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr Umar Abdullahi thanked the FCDA Management for appreciating a project voluntarily embarked upon by Cosgrove in exercise of its CSR policy – a major policy thrust of the organization.

He said “as a team, Cosgrove is happy to successfully complete the refurbishment of the 188-seater FCDA Conference Hall, while providing Executive Conveniences for High Table guests.”

Discussing the motivation for the organization’s various CSR projects, Mr Abdullahi noted that “Cosgrove is indigenous to Nigeria and we are committed to promoting our national pride including sustaining and maintaining national infrastructures such as the FCDA, where possible.”

He said it is part of statesmanship and love of the country to support the sustenance of public infrastructure in the interest of public comfort and welfare.

He assured that the company will remain committed to supporting projects that will add value to human lives and provide the necessary support required for smooth administration.

The FCDA Management and the Cosgrove Team conducted a guided tour around the newly renovated hall and other facilities.


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