The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has reiterated its determination to hasten completion of the ongoing Apo-Wasa-Karshi road.
The Coordinator, Satellite Towns Development Department(STDD), Isiyaku Tanko Yamawo, who made this disclosure last week in chat with some journalists, revealed that the Administration was resolute in permanently tackling the perennial traffic congestion commuters suffer daily on the Nyanya axis.
According to him, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, “has given us (Federal Capital Development Authority, Satellite Towns Development Department and others) marching orders to complete the Apo-Wasa-Karshi road, what others call Apo-Karshi road.” Referring to a previous forfeiture of the contractor’s account, he explained: “everything is resolved now.
The contractor is back on site and we will ensure we work in line with the timing of the Minister who believes that the road will provide immediate relief on this axis (Abua-Nyanya).” He said,“a very essential portion of the road, connecting Apo and Wasa, which was not initially conceptualised in the project, has now been awarded by the Bello administration and work is on.” He added that without this portion of the road, “it was actually a road terminating somewhere in the bush without access to the city”.
He also revealed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) recently approved about N26billion for the Wasa resettlement scheme, adding that contractor has been mobilized to site with 2billion naira as part payment on mobilisation fee and preliminary work began.
He therefore, called on residents and commuters to exercise more patience with the FCT Administration on the conditions of these roads.
Yamawo affirmed that just as the Gbagalape road is a success story today, so would the Apo-Wasa-karshi road and others be soon.
He further disclosed that the FCT Administration is determination to ensure completion of another major bypass behind Mpape, traversing Nyanya, Gitata Panda, terminating at Gurara, in Kaduna state.