Wike approves AMAC chairman's request to construct Dei-Dei -Karimo road - THE AUTHORITY NEWS

2024-02-21 17:16:09

THE AUTHORITY NEWS

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has approved the request of chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council, Christopher Maikalangu to construct Dei-Dei, Gwagwa, Idu -Karimo road.

He gave the approval during the flag off of construction of 5 kilometre Saburi 1 and 2 road in the area on Wednesday.

Wike told the chairman and people of the area to consider the project a done deal.

He said the road will be captured in the budget and presented to the National Assembly for consideration.

Saburi road starts from, off the ever busy Zuba Kubwa Expressway to Old Keffi road.

Prior to the approval of the request, Wike asked the people at the event if they were in agreement with Maikalangu on the request road, and they unanimously answered yes.

Wike explained that the essence of governance is when the government responds to the needs of the people.

According to him, "Mr President has emphasized that our people in the rural areas must be given attention because they constitutes the larger part of the population.

"So. it is not only where the elite are living, but also where the poor ones are, so that we will be able to reduce the level of insecurity, make economic activities to thrive and have our farmers bring in their goods to the market," he said.

He called on the residents to pray for President Bola Tinubu continued good health and God guidance to be able to keep his campaign promise of providing dividends of democracy to the people.

The minister stated that the construction of additional roads across the six areas councils of the FCT would commence in the next three months.

He said the commitment was part of efforts to keep people's hope alive in line with the renewed hope agenda of President Tinubu.

Wike begged the Senate and House Committees on FCT to support in passing the FCT statutory budget which would be submitted soon to enable the Administration to deliver more roads and other projects in rural communities.

In his remarks, chairman of AMAC had described the road as a strategic commercial road in the whole of FCT, but in a bad state, narrow and required expansion for the road users.

He also said the Saburi road from the expressway to Old Keffi Road would ease the suffering of the people particularly during the rainy season.

Wike added that the road, when completed, would trigger, and provoke the enormous socio-economic activities and other development strides in the area.

In his goodwill message, the Chief of Jiwa, Alhaji Idris Musa, thanked Wike for constructing rural roads across the six area councils.

"Today is a great day for us and other Nigerians that are jampacked in Jiwa Chiefdom. The road you are constructing now, we are very grateful," he said.

Musa, thereafter, announced the conferment of the traditional title of Jagaban (Chief Warrior) Kudu of Jiwa Chiefdom on the FCT Minister, making it the 4th title conferred on the minister by FCT communities.

The minister has flagged off the construction of six rural roads totaling 42.2 kilometres across six Area Councils.

The roads include 11 km road in Kwali Area Council, five km dual carriageway in Kuje, nine km road in Gwagwalada, 7.2 km road in Bwari, five km road each in Abaji and AMAC.

2024-02-21 News