ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, says 30-kilometre roads will be constructed across the six area councils of the FCT.
Wike stated this when Senators Philip Aduda and Zakari Dobi visited him in his office in Abuja on Wednesday.
Aduda was the immediate past senator representing the FCT in the Senate in the ninth assembly under the Peoples Democratic Party.
He recontested the seat with Dobi, who contested under the All Progressives Congress but lost to Senator Ireti Kingibe of the Labour Party.
The minister said the 30-kilometre roads, five in each of the six area councils, would be completed before 29 May, 2024.
He said this is to decentralise development efforts from the city centre to rural communities across the area councils.
“President Bola Tinubu had directed that at least five-kilometre roads must be constructed in each of the six area councils before May 29.
“This is part of his renewed hope agenda to ensure that people in rural communities are not left out in the development efforts of the current administration,” he said.
Wike commended the visitors for working as a team, irrespective of political party differences, to work for the development of the FCT.
He promised to routinely consult them to honour their quota in developing the city, adding that the FCT Administration would work with everybody with something to offer.
The minister clarified that creating the Civil Service Commission for the FCT was in line with the renewed hope agenda to eliminate obstacles hindering career progression.
He added that FCT was equally pulled out of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to encourage development in the capital city.
“The goal is to rebuild the lost hope among residents of the FCT,” Mr Wike said.
Earlier, Mr Aduda explained that the visit was to congratulate Mr Wike on his appointment as Minister of the FCT and commend him for his good work.