The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that the perennial traffic congestion at the Abuja-Nyanya axis will be a thing of the past when construction of the Nyanya Bus Terminal is completed.
The assurance was given yesterday by the new FCTA Transportation Secretary, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, during a tour of ongoing projects under the secretariat.
Candido, who inspected the projects, including mass transit bus stops across the city centre, said that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, was determined to complete them as they would impact positively the lives of FCT residents.
He said, “I embarked on this tour to familiarise myself with some of the infrastructural demands of this secretariat; one of which is this Nyanya Bus Terminal, which is a priority project of the administration.
“It is only fair that we take a look at it, see the stage of work so far so that we can advise and convince the administration to ensure its completion.
“Completion of this terminal is for the general good of the citizenry, and the minister is very concerned about the project. He is ready to ensure that it becomes one of his legacies.
“It will give us a seamless flow of traffic and provide free access to and from the city.
“Our assurance to the people is that this terminal will come into effect courtesy of the administration of Muhammad Bello as soon as possible.”
Candido added that besides resolving the problem of man hours lost in the gridlock at the axis, the terminal would also showcase the good image of the city and improve its aesthetic.
He, however, berated the people for vandalising public utilities, appealing to them to rather protect them for the good of all.
He said, “Government will not just sit and watch. We are putting in place measures to ensure that vandals and vandalism are checked so that we can have a tidy city.
“Vandals or baban bola are supposed to be faced squarely. They need to be told the truth; we can’t have the city with this kind of vandalism. This has to be stopped.”