The director, information and communication, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Muhammad Hazat Sule, has declared that the Administration under the leadership of the Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, had made inroads in the area of infrastructure development.
He stated this Wednesday when he interacted with senior journalists in Abuja.
According to him, “Several multi-billion Naira on-going projects met on ground are being completed. There are six major road projects with several interchanges, culverts, and bridges criss-crossing the four Phases of the Federal Capital City.”
He said, “Also, landmark projects in the Satellite towns are being rapidly developed to the credit of the present administration. These major roads in the City Centre: construction of the Southern Parkway (S8/9), stretching from the National Ecumenical Centre/CBN to Ring Road 1(RR1)/Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway. The road is a 10-lane freeway traversing the southern development corridor of the city, linking the northern Parkway through the City Centre (central Business District).”
Sule said further that, “The parkway encloses the Cultural Spine of the city with edifices such as NTA, FCDA Complex, National ecumenical centre, National Mosque, National Museum and Millennium Towers, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), National library, Yar’Adua Centre, to mention but a few.”
The Director stressed that the on-going construction work on the Abuja Parkway, with several culverts and bridges, “is a clear pointer to the good intentions of this government.”
“This Administration is obviously working to complete all on-going projects. However, for the benefit of those who may not know what the Parkway project entails, in the Abuja Master Plan, it’s supposed to be the longest street in the Federal Capital City, because it criss-crosses major Districts as well as all the Phases that make up the city from the NnamdiAzikiwe international Airport in the Northern axis to the Southern corridors.
“We’re equally handling the extension of the Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX) from the Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) at the AYA Bridge in Asokoro to the Southern Parkway. This Administration is also working on the construction of the 15km left-hand service carriageway of outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) Stage II from the Ring Road I to Wasa Junction.”
He disclosed further that, “This government is also continuing with the provision of engineering infrastructure to Wuye, Jahi and Guzape II Districts, respectively, as well as undertaking the dualisation of the Lower Usuma Dam-Gurara Water Transfer project in Kaduna state.”
“Completing these projects is to ensure a pleasurable, safe and fast movement in and around the city for thousands of commuters, especially during peak hours. Asides other numerous benefits, the roads are expected to boost economic activities, enhance productivity of the work force, and preserve the aesthetic beauty of Abuja, being the fastest growing city in Africa.”