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FCTA to spend N914m on road construction

Babatunde-Fashola

By Cyril Ogar

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said that it would spend about N914, 189,220.00 for the construction of a 6kms road project from Yaba town to Kpache village in Abaji area council.

Speaking during an inspection tour of the ongoing road project in the area, acting director, Satellite Towns Development Department (STDD), Arc (Mrs.) Victoria H. Imande explained that the construction of the road is as a result of the need to upgrade the status of the FCT Fishing Festival located in the area.

Imande noted that the road project is relevant so that the fishing festival can take its proper position in the FCT, especially in attracting tourists and other economic fortunes to the community.

The FCTA in collaboration with the Agric Secretariat have decided to upgrade this road, which is located at the site of the FCT Fishing Festival. Recall that the festival used to attract a lot of people from different places.

This will attract tourism activities and it brings about the development of hotels, and it will enhance the agriculture activities in this area, as well as other economic activities.”

She stated that the last festival was held in 2012 because the road had been bad, adding that as soon as the road project was completed the fishing festival would resume fully on an annual basis.

Also speaking, the deputy director in charge of the project, Engr Philip Jacobs explained that the project, which is at about 74 per cent completion, is located in a swampy area, adding “if the project is well funded, I believe that between November and December this year, we should have completed the project.”

News Direct gathered over the weekend that the road project awarded in December 12, 2013 to M/s Coan (W.A) Limited and they began work in May 2014.

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