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                                    … ASSURES OF THEIR COMPLETION BY MAY

1.     Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike on Thursday, January 4, 2024 carried out an inspection tour of ongoing projects in the Federal Capital Territory.

2.     The projects inspected include the expansion of the Outer Northern Expressway from Villa Roundabout to OSEX/Ring Road I (RRI) Junction, including four numbers of interchanges, being handled by the C.G.C Nig. Ltd; the Full scope Development of Arterial Road N20 from Northern Parkway to ONEX with spurs being undertaken by Gilmor and the official residence of the Vice President being undertaken by Julius Berger (Nig.PLC)

3.     The Minister who explained that the inspection tour was informed by the directive of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, to give account of their activities and achievements on a monthly basis, described the projects inspected as impactful to residents and the overall development of the FCT.

4.      He said, “The holidays are over and Mr. President has given a marching order when he assented to the 2024 budget that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) must give account of what they are doing and what they are able to achieve and I believe just as I’m here, so also other Ministers in their various offices are also carrying out their jobs.”

FCT Minister, Barrister Nyesom Wike (middle) inspecting construction works on the Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX), Abuja on Thursday, 4th January, 2024

5.       The Minister noted with satisfaction the quality of work at the various sites visited and commended the contractors for their efforts and commitment.

6.        He also expressed confidence that the projects would be completed within the agreed time scheduled, adding that all promises made in the FCT will be fulfilled. 

7.       The Minister said, “As you can see, these are quality projects and we are very satisfied with what we have seen and we believe with the arrangements the contractors have made and put in place, these are things that would be commissioned during the President’s first year in office.

8.      “I’m sure residents of Abuja have seen a different thing. No promise made that will not be fulfilled. All promises made will be fulfilled and we also want to commend the residents of Abuja for the support they have given to us”.

9.      Speaking on the availability of funds, Barrister Wike disclosed that the FCT has received 50 percent of its N100 billion 2023 supplementary budget, following the directive of the President to the Minister of Finance to make the payment.

FCT Minister, Barrister Nyesom Wike (2nd right) being briefed by Engr. Taofiq Amusan of the FCDA, (3rd right) during during the Minister’s tour of construction works at the N20 Arterial Road in Abuja on Thursday, January 4th, 2024

10.   Barr. Wike said the availability of funds has given the hope that the contractors would be paid soon, adding that no project would be left uncompleted in the FCT as promised.

11.    He said, “I’m happy to announce to you that the Minister of Finance has been able to release 50 percent of the National Supplementary budget and that in a way has given us that hope that the contractors would be paid anytime from now.

12.  “We have also gotten the assent of the statutory supplementary budget which Mr. President assented to. That again has given us hope that no project will be left uncompleted as promised.”







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