FCT minister, Wike host Senator Aduda, Dobi, pledges projects in satellite towns
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr Nyesom Wike, hosted the Senate minority leader of the 9th assembly, Senator Philip Aduda alongside the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC)/ immediate senatorial candidate of the party in the last election in the FCT, Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi in his office.
Wike, while speaking with his guests, on Wednesday, informed them a total of 30-kilometre roads will be constructed in satellite towns across the six area councils of the territory.
The minister said that the 30-kilometre roads, five in each of the six area councils, would be concluded before May 29, 2024.
According to him, the construction of the roads is to decentralise development efforts from the city centre to rural communities across the six 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 were not left out in the development efforts of the current administration,” he said.
Wike commended the visitors for working as a team irrespective of their political party differences for the development of the FCT.
He promised to routinely consult with them to contribute their quota in developing the city, adding that the FCT administration would work with everybody that has something to offer for the betterment of the people of the territory.
The minister, however, noted that the establishment of the Civil Service Commission for FCT was part of the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by removing every bottle neck to carrier progression.
He added that FCT administration was equally pulled out of Treasury Single Account (TSA) to encourage development in the capital city, which he said the goal is to rebuild the lost hope among residents of the territory.
Earlier, Senator Aduda informed the minister that their visit was to congratulate him on his appointment as minister of the FCT and also commend him for the good work he has been doing for the good people of the FCT.
He added that the visit was also to also appreciate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing a son of the soil as a minister, in which he pledged their full support to the development of the FCT for the interest of all.
“And it was for that we are here to commend you for the bold step you have taken in establishing the Civil Service Commission for FCT, removing FCT from TSA and establishment of Women Affairs Secretariat to address women’s concerns,” Senator Aduda said.