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Wike Flags Off 25km Road Project In FCT Council

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The FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has inaugurated the reconstruction of the 25-kilometre Kwaita-Yebu road in Kwali Area Council.

Mr Wike said the project was awarded at the cost of N7bn, adding that over 50 per cent of the fund had been provided in the budget.

He said, “This is the eighth time I have visited FCT area councils with respect to infrastructure projects. I have been to the six area councils to inaugurate construction of road projects and was in Kwali to inaugurate a completed bridge.

“Today, I am in Kwali again to inaugurate the reconstruction of a road project. This is in fulfilment of Tinubu’s promise to transform rural communities and equip them with basic infrastructure.”

He noted that the project could not be completed by previous administrations because the needed funds were not provided.

The minister, who reviewed the project’s completion timeline from 18 months to 12 months, assured the residents of Kwali that the project would be completed as scheduled to renew their hope in governance.

Wike further said that apart from road projects, the rehabilitation of schools was ongoing, adding that contracts would soon be awarded for another set of 20 schools.

He commended Senator Philip Aduda who represented the FCT in the 9th Assembly for remaining connected to his people despite losing re-election in 2023 and urged him to continue relating with his people.

He said, “I will work with those who work with the people and those who connect with their people.”

The Chairman of Kwali Area Council, Mr Danladi Chiya, commended Wike for his rural infrastructural transformation agenda.

Chiya said that the road had been in a bad shape for over a decade.

Abdulkadir Zulkiflu, Coordinator of the Satellite Towns Development Department of the FCTA, said that the project would open up rural communities, satellite towns and area councils of the FCT in general.

The Etsu Kwali, Mr Luka Nizassan, said the road would restore the lost hope of the people on the governance of FCT.

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