Arab contractors managing the Kuje-Airport Road intersection have been cautioned by FCT Minister Nyesom Wike to treat the construction work seriously or risk having their contracts revoked.
The minister warned that the contractor’s lack of sincerity is evident from the road’s delayed progress, which he revealed in Kuje on Monday when introducing a five-kilometer rural road project to the council.
The minister also gave the business in charge of building the five kilometres of road a warning to finish the job by the deadline; else, his administration will not accept any justification for not completing the projects by the deadline.
While reassuring the assembly that his administration was not just focused on building roads, Wike also mentioned that the FCT Administration, which is under his direction, will begin complete renovation of more than 40 classrooms in FCT hospitals as well as schools in two weeks.
However, he urged the community’s assistance in eradicating issues like hunger, poverty, unemployment, underdevelopment, and insecurity.
Wike insisted that his administration will submit the statutory budget for the National Assembly’s approval as soon as President Bola Tinubu returns to the nation.
The minister also expressed gratitude to the National Assembly for the federal lawmakers’ up to date cooperation on FCT issues through their committees.
The FCT’s Minister of State, Mariya Mahmoud, pointed out that in addition to creating jobs and improving productivity, the road development will foster inclusivity in the neighbourhood and help to realise the potential of the local people.
Developer Chief Patrick Akinboye Ojo, who collaborates with FCTA, expressed his admiration for the FCT Administration’s continuing rural road initiatives.
The minister stated, “We are impressed and happy that the minister, despite his busy schedule, is able to come here. The people of Kuje have been waiting for this project for a long time, and we know that wherever he goes, he makes promises and makes his intentions known, and for that reason, we are waiting in anticipation to hear from the working minister.”
We have observed his work elsewhere, particularly in the city centre, where numerous projects are ongoing. So now it’s our turn to go to Kuje. The Kuje community will be greatly impacted by the project. It should just take seven minutes to go from here to Gwagwalada, but because of the traffic in this region, it takes longer, he remarked.