April 13, 2024

New VP residence won’t obstruct traffic flow, Wike assures FCT residents 

New VP residence won’t obstruct traffic flow, Wike assures FCT residents 

By Omeiza Ajayi

ABUJA: Minister of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Nyesom Wike, has assured residents of the territory that the new official residence of the Vice President which is billed for commissioning on May 29, would not affect the free flow of traffic around the Three Arms zone.

Speaking on Saturday after an inspection of the project, Wike noted that the FCT was wearing a new look in terms of infrastructural development in line with President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda.

According to him, the Federal Government decided where the residence should be sited, adding that they had considered everything before now.

He said that the FCT Administration had also invited the Office of the National Security Adviser for advice.

On the possibility of traffic congestion, the minister said the Federal Capital Development Authority FCDA and Julius Berger were making the needed amendments where necessary.

“So, on the issue of traffic, I don’t think it is a problem,” he added.

He explained that the visit was to see whether the residence would be ready for inauguration in May, and to ensure that security features and other concerns were adequately taken care of.

He assured that work was ongoing and everything was being put together to make the residence the best in terms of quality, security, and accessibility.

Disclosing that several projects in the territory would be inaugurated on the occasion of the president’s first year in office, the minister said the projects demonstrate the reality of President Tinubu’s promise of renewed hope to the people.

He said; “Let the residents know that the renewed hope agenda is a reality, because if you don’t tell people this has been done, nobody will know that things have been done.

“Let people know that yes, this is the promise we made, and within one year in office, this is what we have been able to achieve, as far as FCT is concerned. Not just the infrastructure, changing the structure of FCT is another achievement”.