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FCTA commences road rehabilitation in city center

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has commenced the rehabilitation of some major roads within the city center aimed at ensuring free vehicular movement. 

Some of the roads under the first phase of the programme include the total rehabilitation of M20, the hitherto dilapidated road leading to the popular Utako motor park; rehabilitation of road shoulders along the Shehu Shagari Way in Maitama district and Ring Road I, Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, respectively. 

Others are the trimming of overgrown trees and beautification of ornamental flowers along the road leading to Defence House and IBB Way both in Maitama district, Abuja, and the provision of kerbs at the famous Unity Park close to Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Maitama, Abuja. 

Commenting on his plans to ensure a clean city, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello insisted that Abuja under his watch must be restored to its original clean and green concept. 

Bello revealed that he has a mandate from President Muhammadu Buhari to restore Abuja to its original Master Plan in line with the vision of its founding fathers. 

He, therefore, solicited for support and cooperation of residents, development partners and key stakeholders in the Abuja project to ensure that the city is kept clean at all times. 

Conducting journalists round some of the on-going works in the city, Acting Coordinator of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, Hajiya Safiya Umar, said that the minister upon assumption of duty had ordered the agency to ensure prompt evacuation of all refuse whether liquid, solid or construction waste. 

The coordinator, who observed that the Federal Capital City has become dirty prior to the coming onboard of the present FCT Administration, however attributed the uncleanliness to the problem of transition period. 

She, however, warned that after this coordinated cleaning exercise embarked upon by the administration, anyone found dumping construction waste indiscriminately would be prosecuted accordingly. 

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