This research project was funded by the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory under the leadership of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai. In addition to research from the FCT and other archives, it also involved a number of interviews with the major personalities who were responsible for policy making and implementation over the years of the development of the FCT. These included former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Aliyu Shehu Shagari, and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida; former Ministers Lt. General T.Y Danjuma, Chief Ajose Adeogun, Air Vice Marshall Hamza Abdullahi, Gen.Muhammadu Gado Nasko, Lt. Gen. Jeremiah Timbut Useni, Arch. Ibrahim Bunu, Mallam el-Rufai, Aliyu Modibbo Umar, Muhammadu Adamu Aliero and Gen. Abdullahi Bagudu Mamman. In addition, a large number of key civil servants and other key actors in the making of Abuja were also interviewed.
The research results and the volume of interviews are in the process of being prepared for publication.