Residents of Kwali and its environs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, are at last ecstatic and certainly in high spirits over the order by the Honorable Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu to Messrs, Sahabi Liman and Sons Ltd to immediately return to site on the Kwali Ijapada community road.
This order was issued by the Minister while on an implementation of her “contractors’ compliance” initiative tour to all projects under her purview.
In issuing the orders to the contractor, she warned the indigenous firm on the need to ensure prompt completion of the project. The 7KM Kwali Ija-Pada Bowolo Road is a community road connecting Kwali to Ijah Dabuta, Ijah Pada, Bowolo, Daka, Tampe, and other communities in Yangoji Ward of Kwali Area Council.
It noteworthy to recall that the Honourable Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, on assumption of office visited the communities on one of her “meet the People” tours aimed at meeting rural community dwellers, in efforts geared towards having on the spot assesment of their needs and charting ways to ameliorate the plight of the masses.
One on of such visits she promised to ensure upgrade and construction of the road which shall boost improved commercial activities within the communities.
A resident told newsmen that “some persons came to measure the road shortly after Mama’s visit and as we all can now see some trucks and caterpillars are clearing and evacuating. So with this, we are hopeful and happy that mama will do as she has promised us to make the roads accessible.”
Hitherto the locals recounted how the dilapidated road has been affecting their businesses. Farmers and petty traders alike who depend on the road to move their goods noted that they will be glad to commence the transportation of their products to the surrounding cities.
Residents of the communities that depend on the road to visit the Kwali Market, a major market they depend upon for their business and commercial activities, also could not hide their joy, as they lookforward to a swift completion of the road.
The Minister assured the communities that the volume of construction work will become robust as soon as the rains are gone, she urged them to be patient with the government and to also see the project as theirs by ensuring full cooperation with the contractors against miscreants who would want to instigate violence with negative utterances.
She enjoined the Coordinator Satellite Towns Development Department, Comrade Obinna Francis Ogwuegbu to ensure strict and diligent supervision of ongoing works