President Jonathan says Airport, Kubwa expressways uplift Abuja

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on Thursday in said that Musa Yar’Adua (Airport Road) and Murtala Mohammed (Kubwa Road) Expressways had improved face of .

Jonathan said this when he inspected roads which had been put to use although at about 98 per cent completion.

He said roads would ease road transportation into Federal capital City and thanked contractors and the FCT minister for supervising the .

“Thank you for handling this for government.

“I also thank the FCT minister for the effective supervision

“These projects have improved the face of Abuja tremendously and people come to Abuja are full of praises because the roads are really making Abuja to look like a real modern city

“We are quite pleased with the progress of work.

“We will do our best to see that the commitments of government are met.

“You have done well; congratulations’’

promised the contractors that the outstanding would be sorted out before the end of the administration.
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The FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, described the roads as a flagship in national development which had reduced travel time.

“As a politician, we want to really thank you for what you have done in terms of reduction of travel time from the places of work of Nigerians inside the city to the satellite areas of Abuja, Kubwa and Suleja, among others.

“The time has been reduced from hours before to about 30 minutes.

“This is driven by your grace with a robust financial that you bonded about N150 for the and that is the time line has been easy to comply with and we have been able to take to 98 per cent.

“The only remaining portion that is not completed is the bridge behind the Aso villa.

“Otherwise, everything has been delivered and we are trying to look at the challenges of financing because we are owing the contractors about N10 to 15 on the roads.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Airport road, handled by Julius Berger, is about 28.5 km while the Kubwa axis, handled by Dantata and Sowoe as well as CCECC of China, respectively covers a stretch of about 39 km. (NAN)
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