Wike flags off rehabilitation of 135 roads in Abuja


… abolish endemic contract variation

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has stopped variation of contracts by contractors handling projects for the administration.

He was speaking at the flag-off of the phase 1 of rehabilitation/resurfacing of 135 existing roads and remedial works on bridges in various Districts of the FCT, yesterday.

The minister, who said the rehabilitation will be completed in six months, asked contractors not to expect any variation in the contract sum, warning the permanent secretary FCTA, Olusade Adesola and engineering department not to bring any variation of contract paper to him.

He stated that all aspects of the project have been captured and therefore there was no room for any variation in the contract.

The minister told the contractors to ensure that the project is completed within the time frame, adding that money has been made available for payment for the job.

Wike known as Mr. Project for the numerous projects he initiated as Governor of Rivers state said the project was the first phase of the numerous projects to be executed by the administration as more of such projects are in the pipeline.He disclosed that he is personally involved in rehabilitation of roads and other projects in the nation’s capital, as part of the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to him,“President Bola Tinubu asked us to remind Abuja residents of his renewed hope, this means that the FCT is working, flagging off of the roads is an indication that the president’s renewed hope agenda is not only by talking but action.

“Today’s flag off is the phase 1 of the roads rehabilitation, phase 2 of the rehabilitation will take place in the next two weeks. It is all about road infrastructure, so be patient, we are taking it one after the other.

He commended the royal fathers in the FCT for their support and collaboration.

Speaking earlier, the FCT minister of state, Mariya Mahmoud, noted that the new administration has achieved a lot in the last three weeks since assuming office as the issues of streetlights and sanitation have been attended to within the short time and called for the support and collaboration from FCT residents to enable the administration achieve set goals.

Speaking on behalf of the contractors, the CEO of ZBMC Limited, Obada Zabadne, promised that the contractors would not disappoint FCT Minister and the administration in the delivery of the contracts.


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