Tinubu has asked me to construct 30km roads in Abuja area councils –Wike


President Bola Tinubu has directed Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), to construct five roads in each of Abuja's six area councils.

Wike spoke on Wednesday while receiving Philip Aduda and Zakari Angulu, former FCT legislators, during a courtesy visit in Abuja on Wednesday.

The minister said the roads are slated for completion before May 29, 2024.

Wike said the road construction is geared towards decentralising and deepening development from the city centre into rural communities across the area councils.

"President Bola Tinubu has directed that at least five-kilometre roads must be constructed in each of the six Area Councils before May 29," the FCTA magazine quotes Wike as saying.

"This is part of his Renewed Hope Agenda to ensure that people in rural communities were not left out in the development efforts of the current administration."

He added that the FCT was pulled out of the treasury single account (TSA) to encourage development in the capital city, with "the goal to rebuild the lost hope among residents of the FCT".

Aduda said the visit was to congratulate Wike on his appointment as minister of the FCT and commend him for the good work he was doing.

He added that the visit was also to thank Tinubu for appointing a son of the soil, Zephania Jisalo, as the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs.

Aduda pledged full support to the development of the FCT for the interest of all.

"We are also here to commend you for the bold step in establishing the Civil Service Commission for FCT, removing FCT from TSA and establishing of Women Affairs Secretariat to address women's concerns," Aduda said.

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