Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello is not comfortable with the dirty environment of Kuje, one of the six Area Councils of the capital city, and he told the chairman of the Council so.
The minister, who took a tour of the Council, in the company of the traditional ruler, the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Tanko Jibril and Council Chairman, Abdulahi Galadima, held the Council Chairman culpable for the poor state of sanitation in major roads leading to the town.
The minister said that while his administration is ready to take up major infrastructural works in the town, including the road leading to the Kuje Prison, the Chairman should be up and doing in ensuring proper hygiene and waste management in the town.
One of the major project the minister pledged to execute in the area is the Kuje-Gwagwalada road.
Malam Muhammad Bello insisted that the contractors and engineers who have so far been drafted to site, should ensure timely and quality completion of the project.
The Minister stressed that the economic importance of the 16.5 Kilometre road traversing major agricultural firms and farmlands cannot be over-emphasised, even as he underscored its strategic significance as an alternative route that breaks gridlocks in and out of Abuja.
The minister said that out of the N700 million total contract sum for the road project, nearly N400 million has been paid to contractors. [myad]