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We ‘ve achieved 90% budget implementation – Aliero

By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Senator Muhammad Adamu Aliero disclosed weekend that the administration has achieved 90% of the implementation of both the national and statutory budget of the FCT.

He, however, reiterated that the long expected light Railway for the nation’s Capital City will be delivered in 2013 against the backdrop that the contractors were already on site, adding that when completed, it would ease the transportation problem in Abuja.

Speaking during an interactive session with Journalists, Aliero said the administration would ensure that by next month, it would have achieved a 100% implementation of the budget to ensure that no unspent money was returned to the Federal Government’s coffers, just as he said in the Federal budget, only one contract has not been awarded, promising that it will be done before the end of the year.

He, however, admitted that the issue of environment has been a major concern to the administration and residents of the territory, just as he charged both the management of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board(AEPB) as well as Parks and Recreation department of the FCTA to ensure that Abuja was kept clean.

The Minister who ordered  the Secretaries of mandate Secretariats and Heads of agencies to as a matter of urgency bring back to life the briefing of reporters on their respective activities, said that the move would enable the public get feed back from the government on its activities.

The Minister who reiterated that the Lower Usuma dam will be delivered to the government in May 2010 and commissioned in June same year, said that when commissioned, there will be twenty-four hours water supply to the Federal Capital City(FCC), adding that arrangements were on to ensure that Satellite towns like Gwagwalada get water supply.

The Minister who regretted that the administration could not commission the Karu General Hospital as scheduled for last month, however said that the hospital will now be commissioned in December this year, while that of Utako will hold next year.


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