The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has assured residents of the Dutse Alhaji and Bwari of the administration commitment to ensure that the contractor handling the road project complete it in two months.
Speaks on behalf of the Administration, the Chairman, FCT Ministerial Task Team on Decongestion of Traffic, Comrade Ikharo Attah, appealed to residents for understanding , saying, he is confident that very soon, the job will be delivered.
According to Attah ; ‘’Without mincing words, am very confident that this work will be delivered in the next two months but we shall continue to appeal to residents to be a little patient and show understanding as all the FCT efforts is aimed at relieving your burdens from this unwarranted gridlock’’.
‘’We believe that the security officers would be very much on ground to ensure a free flow of traffic through out this hard periods, we are appealing to all motorists and commuters to please bare with the administration for the pains because it is for this reason the FCT Ministers and Permanent Secretary decided to expand this stretch of the road’’.
On his part, the FCDA Representative, Engr. Bayo Baderiwa gave the assurance that the company will deliver good job and meet the two months target as the contractor and FCDA authority would be on ground day and knight .
Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) along Dutse Alhaji and Bwari have urged the FCT authorities to hasten up the on going road expansion project along that road axis.
They criticized the slow pace of work going on along the Dutse-Alhaji/ Bwari road, stressing that the delay has brought untold hardship and lost of quality man-hours to residents of the area.
The project which was awarded by the Federal Capital Development Authority to Setraco Construction Company (SCC) is part of efforts aimed at reducing the daily traffic gridlock experienced on that road axis.
A resident of Bwari , Mr. Johnson Bello, told newsmen that residents along the road leave home to work by 5.30am daily to enable them get to their work places in Abuja city centre to avoid the perennial traffic gridlock.
Also commenting, a Driver, Alhaji Ismaila Murktar said that they do not only face severe gridlock but also experience daily extortion by traffic officers.
He said, ‘’There is no doubt that the FCT administration is even helping us by expanding the road but we are begging them to hasten the completion of this road.
In her remarks, the Assistant Corps Unit Commander, Duste Alhaji of Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC], Aderonke Dele, rehretted that the major problem they have in hand is the refusal of Uniform men to obey traffic rules and guidelins.
She noted, “We are capable of easying the traffic here despite the ongoing road expansion works but most uniform officers driving along this road usually follow one way, this is not good enough.”