By Chizoba Ogbeche
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has commended the immediate past Executive Secretary (ES) of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Adamu Ismaila, for the development of infrastructures in the territory.
Bello, who made the commendation while reviewing his mid-term in office at the weekend, told journalists that the achievements recorded in infrastructure development during the years under review could not have been possible without the professional advice of the former ES.
The minister, who noted the passion and dedication shown by Ismaila during his tenure, called on all management staff of the FCTA to emulate such spirited Nigerian in the service of his fatherland.
“On assessing my mid-term achievements, I must recognise with nostalgia the immense contributions of Engr. Ismaila Adamu, the former executive secretary of FCDA, who during his tenure has shown tremendous dedication in the development of the city. His services for 35 years in the territory cannot be swept under the carpet. I call on others to follow suit,” he said.
He, specifically noted some of infrastructure works initiated during the tenure of Ismaila to include the eastern portion of the Inner Southern Express Way Bridge, the Villa Roundabout Bridge project; a major component of the Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX), namely the Murtala Mohammed Expressway and the B6 and B12 bridges otherwise known as Constitution and Independence Roads, respectively.
Bello revealed that the administration had completed the 16.5Km Kuje-Gwagwalada bye-pass road traversing major agricultural firms and farmlands and could break gridlocks on the Gwagwalada Road, adding that the 15km Apo-Karshi road was on-going.
“We hope it would alleviate the difficulties faced by commuters from Mararaba-Nyanya-Karu axis. We are also planning another bye-pass on the Keffi-Nyanya Road that would link the Mpape area.
“Work is also on-going at the ONEX Dutse-Alhaji link road. The administration has secured approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the sum of N2.6 billion for massive construction of road infrastructure within the satellite town of Karu Phase 2.”