I am excited over Abuja’s infrastructural projects, all Nigerians should be excited as well – FCT Minister, NYESOM WIKE

Friday, January 19, 2024
 – Nyesom Wike, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has expressed excitement on the pace of work of various ongoing infrastructural projects in Abuja.

During an inspection tour of some of the projects on Thursday, in Abuja, the Minister reiterated his commitment to the completion of most of the projects before May 29, 2024.

Wike also declared that his administration would not allow any infractions or obstructions of ongoing projects in the territory, noting that his focus was to hand over worthy projects to members of the public.

Wike faulted complaints of reports of a House of Representatives Member obstructing the construction in Guzape, and barriers placed by the Central Bank of Nigeria obstructing Construction at road B6.

“We are not going to take it lightly. This is not a private project, it is a public project, handled by the Federal Capital Territory Administration. If there is any complaint, we think that whoever is responsible should complain to us and not to go and use Police to stop a legitimate company constructing work for the use of the public, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council.

“We have directed the contractor to go back and make sure they don’t heed to that so called stoppage. They must go back and complete the work, which we are expecting that Mr President will Commission in May.

The Minister noted that “Since President Tinubu came on board, no work has stopped in all the sites. There are so many of these sites, but it will be difficult to take them all at the same time.

“We believe that after May, and before December, some of the projects will be handed over to the members of the public.

The minister expressed satisfaction with the progress of work so far, particularly at Guzape Lot II, which he said was going on very fast.

He said that the contractor, Gilmor Construction Company, “is doing all it can to meet up the date line, and we believe they are going to accomplish it.

Wike, who also inspected the B6 and B12 road, Independence Avenue, in Central Area, being handled by Julious Berger, also expressed satisfaction with the progress of work.

“The representative of the company said that in May, they will hand it over. We are very happy,” he said.

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