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FG okays N5.9bn for Abuja light rail access roads

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The Federal Government through the Federal Executive Council have approved the sum of N5.9 billion on Monday for the development of access roads for the Abuja light rail system.

Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, disclosed this to State House journalists while discussing the findings of this week’s Council meeting, which was headed by President Bola Tinubu at Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Wike stated that the President has established a timeframe for the completion of the Abuja light rail project, underlining the need of completing the access roads to the train station.

He said “Today council approved the award of contract for the construction of access roads for the Abuja light rail. You are aware that Mr. President has given the directive that he wants to ride on the metro line.

Now it will not be possible if there are no access roads to commuters in communities around.”
The minister said while the FG approved three road projects in last week’s meeting, Monday’s approval concerns LOT 4 for communities around the airport and Abuja Hajj Camp.

“If you don’t create parks and access roads, it will be difficult. And so the council decided to approve this to MSSRS CCECC at a cost of N5.9bn.

“We believe that this access road being created and some car parks, we believe hopefully by next year most of us will be joining the metro line,” the minister added.
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