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Metroline: No going back on May 29 – Wike

By Sarah NEGEDU

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has said the May 29th delivery date of the Abuja Light Rail project was sacrosanct, with a directive to contractors handling the project to work day and night to ensure delivery.

The minister had recently during inspection of road projects, said most of the ongoing work especially the light rail will be among projects that would be inaugurated during the one year in office of the president.

Speaking during a routine inspection of ongoing construction of access roads to train stations on Wednesday, Wike said that the FCT Administration had already secured some funding sources to deliver the projects, especially the Metro Line.

The minister who expressed satisfaction with level of work so far done, emphasized that the completion of the access roads was critical to encourage more usage of the railway.

At Wupa train station Idu, Wike lamented the stage of work and asked the contractor to replan the car park for easy access by all passengers.

In Bassan-Jiwa, near Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the minister expressed happiness over the level of work being handled by one of the contractors.

The minister also inspected the ongoing construction of a single lane expressway from Idu Industrial Layout connecting to Zuba.

He said, “This is part of our routine inspection of ongoing projects to see what the contractors have been doing.

“We are working day and night to see that the promise we made to President Bola Tinubu and residents of Abuja, that by May, Mr President will ride on the Metro line, but that is only the key thing.

“We want to have access roads to the various train stations, because if you do not create access roads to the communities who will be using the train, then the aim is defeated.

The minister stressed that the Abuja Metro Line project was critical in reducing the influx of vehicles into the city.

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