Courtesy of Leadership Newspaper
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Muhammed Bello has said that his administration will give priority to the ongoing projects in the territory, while insisting that well being of the residents of the territory will residents of the territory will receive utmost attention.
The minister who gave this disclosure who gave this disclosure during his maiden media briefing in Abuja yesterday, said he will concentrate on projects that will have immediate positive impact on the city and its inhabitants.
According to Bello, in the face of the myrais of needs for scarce resources and the numerous uncompleted and abandoned projects, they do not intend to embark on new huge projects that do not have any meaningful multiplier effect.
“Our priority in the short run, therefore will be completion of ongoing projects as may be appropriately reviewed,” Bello stated.
The minister stated that projects of immediate attention will include, “satellite towns in which we will target the development of affordable mass housing schemes and infrastructure in partnership with the private sector to address the acute shortage of houses for low-income earners.”
He expressed the hope that the project will have a multiplier effect of reinvigorating the economy and create employment opportunities in the satellite towns.
Acute problems of traffic congestion face by commuters in many locations within and around the FCT maybe a thing of the past, as the minister promised to give immediate attention through expedited completion and opening of more feeder roads to secure environmentally friendly and service delivery to make life more meaningful for residents in line with the social change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We would complete the Apo-Karshi-Ara road to provide alternative route into the city and ease congestion at the Nyanya-Mararaba axis. I will also pay particular attention to the reinvigoration of the Abuja Mass Transit and the completion and commissioning of the light rails system,” the minister said.