By Mahmud Jika
Some residents of Wuye District of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have urged the FCT administration to as a matter of urgency revoke the contract awarded to Arab contractors handling the rehabilitation of the access road around the new Apostolic church, in the area. They expressed dismay over the way and manner the contractor handling the project , describing it as slow and irritating, which has worsen the plight of people in the area.
According to them, since the contractor started work on the road almost one year ago, it has not even achieve half of the job has of but the way and manner the contractor is handle the site has A cross-section of the residents, who spoke to Peoples Daily, lamented that it appears that the government is not doing much to ensure the speedy completion of the project.
A resident, Mr. Barnabas Moses, expressed disappointment over the whole project due to the snail pace of the contractor handling the work.
He said, if a rehabilitation of a link road will take a contractor like Arab Contractors a whole year with no significant progress, then the firm lacks competency in handling heavy duty projects like new road construction and rehabilitation of mega roads in the FCT.
Another resident, Mohammed Ramat, was of the view that since the contractor is so slow in executing such project, it then beholds on the relevant authorities to revoke the contract and award it to a more serious and dedicated firm for a speedy completion.
“We have been on a God mercy for one year now, just a simple link road within the quarters, the project that has no sign of completion.
“Many of us are now parking our cars outside our residence, to avoid bringing in the lateral and the mold on the road, especially this rainy season.
“We have been patient for months, but now the condition is going out of hand; and if the FCT Administration is not ready to revoke this project, many of us have resolve to stage a peaceful demonstration,” he stressed.
Similarly, one Madam Ngozi Chijioke, also noted with displeasure the protracted situation of the area, in which they have find themselves.
“When we had the FCT administration has awarded contract of rehabilitation of the access road within this area, we were happy and praying for the completion, because the road is so significant to our daily routine as residents of this area”, she said.