Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed has warned contractors handling its various capital projects in the city against abandoning such projects after the Good Governance media tour of FCT projects last month.
The Minister who said the era of abandoning projects due to lack of funds equally expressed the desire of his administration not to relent in the regular funding of on-going projects
Speaking through the FCDA Executive Secretary, Engineer Adamu Ismaila at the weekend to newsmen, Senator Mohammed remarked that it is no longer business as usual, maintaining that all projects visited during the Good Governance media tour in the territory would be backed up with adequate funding
He said: “The major issue is funding and once funding is steady, the projects will definitely be completed within stipulated time”.
The Minister urged contractors who are not on site after the media tour to resume work immediately, warning that FCDA engineers have been mobilized to commence monitoring and supervision of the projects in line with the promise he made during the media tour.
“It is not a heavy task on me; we have the experts that will ensure first class technical supervision. As you have been told during the media tour, the promise regarding regular funding has been made” he added
On the failing portions of some roads within the capital city, the Minister said plans have reached advance stage to rehabilitate the entire roads in phase one of Garki and Wuse districts, clarifying that works on the roads would commence before the end of the year.
“It is our intention to rehabilitate the entire road in Garki one and Wuse one but is not going to be done at once but in phases and we are starting this year” he said.
He assured residents of Gwarimpa and some parts of Maitama and Asokoro of regular supply of water by the end of the year following the matching order given to the contractors to complete the water project by December this year.