FCT: I’ve kept my promise – Wike lists completed projects


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has listed the projects already completed by his administration in the nation’s capital.

Wike said his administration is keeping with promises made to residents of the Territory.

The FCT Minister made the statement in Abuja over the weekend when he carried out a routine inspection of ongoing road projects in the Abuja city center.

The projects visited by the Minister include the Construction of the Southern Parkway from the Christian Centre to Ring Road 1, Full scope development of the Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) from Villa Roundabout to Ring Road 1, and the Construction of the Vice President’s official residence.

Others are the Completion of B6 and B12 Circle Road, also known as Independence and Constitution Avenue, and the full scope development of the Arterial Road, N20 from Northern Parkway (Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Expressway) to Outer Northern Expressway (Murtala Mohammed Expressway).

Wike, who recalled that the FCT Administration made a promise to residents of the FCT to complete the ongoing road projects by May this year to showcase the achievements of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s first year in office, said the projects were on course to being completed within schedule.

The Minister also said that the projects were about 98 percent completed and commended the contractors for keeping to their promise to deliver the projects by May this year.

He said, “This is a promise made and a promise kept. You are aware that we did promise the residents of Abuja that during the one-year celebration that we will have a lot of projects that Mr. President will inaugurate.

“We’ve been to the Southern Parkway which Setraco is doing, almost 98 percent ready. We’ve been to OSEX which is being done by CGC. You can agree with me that that is just a beauty. The landscape is wonderful and that is also almost 98 percent completed.

“We went to the VP’s residence. Julius Berger has said all the furniture, everything is ready. All they are doing now is what we call finishing touches.

“From there, we went to B6, B12, which they have also said will be ready for commissioning and now we are here in N20, which is 98 percent ready.

“I want to thank all the companies for keeping to their words. They promised us that all the projects will be commissioned by May”.

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