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Wike applauds contractors for quality, speed of road construction in Kuje

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Favour Ishember, Abuja 

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has expressed satisfaction with the quality and speed of the ongoing road construction in Kuje, Kuje Area Council of the territory.

Wike stated this after he inspected the road projects in Abuja on Wednesday.

The roads included the six-lane dual carriageway from Airport Expressway to Kuje Junction and the five-kilometre dual carriageway from Garage Junction to LEA Secretariat, in Kuje.

View of graded land for Kuje road construction

The FCT minister explained that the council’s chairman and stakeholders in the area nominated the five-kilometre dual carriageway from Garage Junction to the LEA Secretariat.

He said that the contractor had done earthwork covering 2.5 kilometres, adding that what would follow was the drainage.

“The contractor has agreed that the road will be completed before the end of the year. We are very impressed.

“The one from the Airport Expressway to Kuje Junction is a six-lane dual carriageway handled by Arab Contractors.

“As you can see, the work is going very well and we are quite satisfied with the quality of work so far.

“The contractor has promised to complete all the earthwork before the end of the year. This is very interesting news to us, indicating that we will reach our target by the end of the year,” Wike said.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority, Engr. Shehu Ahmed Hadi said that the road, linking the Airport Expressway to Kuje township would cover 11 kilometres.

Ahmad explained that between the airport expressway to Kuje junction, the road would cross over two rivers and the Outer Southern Expressway that would link the city centre with the Gwagwalada Expressway.

He added that the Airport Expressway to Kuje Junction would cover nine kilometres, while the remaining two kilometres would extend backwards towards Kyami District.

He hinted that one of the major constraints affecting the delivery of the road was the presence of five towers belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) along the road corridor.

Hadi added that TCN has been contacted and has agreed to relocate the towers, stressing that until the obstructions were removed, work could not take place in the affected areas.

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