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You’ve Restored Life To Abuja, Tinubu Tells Wike After Inspecting FCT’s Infrastructural Development

President Tinubu says spending on infrastructure shows his government’s commitment to sustainable development.

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday openly admired the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, thanking him for restoring life to the nation’s capital city.

The President, who spoke while inaugurating the Southern Parkway from Christian Centre to Ring Road One, a project that started 13 years ago, also said completion of the project is a mark of his commitment to inclusive and sustainable development. 

President Tinubu, who headed to the inauguration site on arrival from a four-day official visit to Lagos, identified that the new road, which the FCT administration named after him, will not only ease traffic congestion, but also enhance mobility and creativity for the residents and visitors to city. 

According to him: “But transformative projects you are seeing, I heard from his remark that this project could have been an abandoned project for 13 years, scratching the surface. Once again, our dear landlord, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, thank you for bringing life back to our Federal Capital Territory. 

“I understand the Southern Parkway not only represents a physical artery that connects vital areas within FCT, but also symbolises our collective aspirations for connectivity, ease of livelihood, accessibility and progress. 

“By providing a seamless and efficient transportation corridor, this road will not only ease traffic congestion, but also enhanced mobility and creativity for the residents and visitors to FCT. 

“The completion of the Southern Parkway underscores our, as we strive to build a world-class capital city. We recognise the fact that infrastructure is an enabler of jobs, economic development and prosperity. We believe we are going to achieve all of that.

“The needs of our citizens is paramount in our minds, so for making our citizens the central focus of our development, we believe Nigeria will succeed. As we formally inaugurate this road, I am greatly honoured, I heard him mentioning my name as the beneficiary. Thank you very much; thank you for being a very good team leader, we all collectively will not let you down.”

The President hailed Wike, for his vision and hard work, which he said had effected changes, both structurally and administratively, to the capital and has inspired many citizens. 

“I must recognise your vision that is revolutionary and very inspiring to many of our people. The changes you made to the FCT – structural and administrative – is yielding results and elevating the heart of many Nigerians, thank you very much.

“Today, we are here to mark a significant milestone in the journey of our nation towards progress and development. As we commemorate our first year in office when I was inaugurated as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a great joy and challenge that we have a huge job on our hands,” he further said. 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

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