Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCTA to spend N2.6 B for 30 satellite roads in Karu

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has revealed that it would spend about N2.6 billion on 30 roads, comprising 11.7 kilometers, in Karu community of the Federal Capital Territory. 

Already, 700 metres of the road project from Karu Roundabout to Customs junction is being completed and would be opened for public use. 

Speaking during inspection tour of ongoing road projects in Karu community last week, the coordinator, FCT Satellite Towns Development Agency, STDA, Hon Tanko Yamawo, promised that the entire road project would be completed and delivered to the end users before the middle of the year pending on budget releases. 

According to him, “The effort that has led us to where we are today is that of the Honorable Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, in his commitment to deliver services to the people of FCT.

“We know that when this road started last year, we made a promise that early this year, we will start laying asphalt, as you have seen today. You can also see that the contractor is on site, trying to complete the work before tomorrow, so that the road could be opened for use by tomorrow.” 

Yamawo also advised other residents of the territory to exercise patience because the ongoing road project in Karu community would be replicated in other satellite towns in the FCT. 

Also speaking, the project manager, Engr. Jamil Naser of Enerco Nig Ltd, noted that the only challenge facing the project at the moment is poor funding, adding that the project would be completed as soon as funds are made available. 

“We have been here for almost 12 months now, working on this site. We are doing our best to complete the work, with the hope that the government will make enough provision for us in the budget, which will be enough to conclude this work before the end of the year,” he stressed.   

 

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