CITY NEWS I am dis­ap­pointed by work on Kuje-Gwag­wal­ada road – Min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The FCT Min­is­ter, Muham­mad Musa Bello, has ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment over the han­dling of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work of Kuje-Gwag­wal­ada road.

Bello, who stated this while in­spect­ing the project, be­rated of­fi­cials of the Satel­lite Towns De­vel­op­ment De­part­ment (STDD) for poor work su­per­vi­sion.

He said, “That is why we are spend­ing so much money but the ru­ral ar­eas are not get­ting any project.”

He said the FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion has spent over N60 bil­lion on many projects with lit­tle re­sult.

He ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment on the pace and na­ture of work done on the Kuje- Gwag­wal­ada road.

He said all ma­jor projects within Abuja city, ear­lier faced with fund­ing prob­lem, were al­most com­pleted.

He said to one of the con­trac­tors, “Hon­estly, I am very dis­ap­pointed in your work on Kuje-Gwag­wal­ada road. Each project I go to and see your work, I feel highly dis­ap­pointed.

“What this gentleman is say­ing that he is con­cen­trat­ing on the car­riage way and will later do the shoul­der is just dou­ble work. Why don’t you just go ahead with both the car­riage way, drainage and shoul­der?” he queried.

He said he had di­rected that funds be re­leased to the con­trac­tor to fa­cil­i­tate timely com­ple­tion of the project and with good qual­ity.

The min­is­ter told the Gomo of Kuje, Al­haji Haruna Jib­rin Tanko, to al­ways ply the road to mon­i­tor the project. He also told the con­trac­tor to keep the tra­di­tional ruler abreast of hap­pen­ings on the work.

City News gath­ered that the 8.6 kilo­me­tres Ku­jeGwag­wal­ada road was awarded in 2010, to three dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies, but is yet to be com­pleted.

Photo: Abubakar Sadiq Isah

FCT Min­is­ter, Al­haji Muham­mad Musa Bello (3rd left) on in­spec­tion tour of Kuje-Gwag­wal­ada road, Fri­day.

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