‘Expect Completed Projects In May’ – Wike Assures Abuja Residents


FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has said that no project initiated by the FCT Administration has stopped under President Bola Tinubu’s watch.

Speaking on Thursday, Wike noted that most of the projects will be completed and commissioned by Tinubu in the next few months.

“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,” Wike said.

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

“The inspection is part of our routine inspection of ongoing projects, particularly those we have promised the public that God willing, by May this year, the projects will have been completed.

“What we did today was to go round to see for ourselves whether the contractors are meeting up with expectations,” he added.

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.

“Except for one setback, where a lawmaker is stopping the contractor from further construction of one of the roads.

“We are not going to take it lightly. This is not a private project: it is a public project handled by the FCT Administration.

“If there is any complaint, we think that whoever has a problem should complain to us and not go and use police to stop a legitimate company, carrying out construction work for the use of the public. These projects were approved by the Federal Executive Council,” he said.

Wike directed the contractor to go on with the road construction, adding that the project was part of those to be commissioned by President Tinubu in May.

Wike, who also inspected the B6 and B12 road, Independence Avenue, in Central Area, being handled by Julius 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,” Wike said.


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