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Wuye/Wuse flyover 85% completed, ready in May: Wike

Mr Wike reiterated that no ongoing project in the FCT would be abandoned.

• March 3, 2024
Wuye/Wuse flyover
Wuye/Wuse flyover [Credit: YouTube]

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has said the Wuye/Wuse Flyover is 85 per cent completed and will be inaugurated in May.

Mr Wike stated this in Abuja on Saturday, after inspecting the project, along with the Vice-President’s residence and 11-kilometre (km) six lane dual carriage expressway linking Airport Expressway to Kuje.

He added that the road from Kuje to Airport Expressway, when completed, would open the area for transformative economic growth and development.

The minister, who equally visited the vice-president’s residence being handled by Julius Berger, expressed optimism that the project would be completed in May.

“I must commend the various contractors, the Arab Contractors and Julius Berger. The first site we went to is almost 85 per cent completed, that is, one of those interchanges in Wuye District. The contractors are keeping faith with their commitment to handover the project by May. Then we also went to Kuje to inspect the six-lane road of about 11km. The road from the Airport Road down to Kuje will open that area of the Area Council.

“The last time when I went to flag off one of the rural roads, we didn’t see much about the contractors, and I did say that the contractors are not serious. Going back there today, I am impressed with the level and quality of work,” he said.

Speaking at the official residence of the vice-president, the minister said the contractors were at the stage of electrical installations, adding that a lot of changes would be seen in the next few weeks.

“We were at the VP’s residence which is being handled by Julius Berger and like I said, they have made further commitment that by May, they are going to hand it over. They are known for quality, and we are financing them well,” the minister said.

Mr Wike reiterated that no ongoing project in the FCT would be abandoned, adding that the projects were considered as priority and had been included in the FCT’s 2024 statutory budget to ensure adequate funding.

(NAN) 

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