ADVERTISEMENT

Wike inaugurates 3.2km Kwali Road in FCT after 14-year abandonment

The road was abandoned for 14 years, while the construction of the bridge along the roads was awarded six years earlier.

Nyesom Wike  inaugurated a 3.2-kilometre road at Shagari/Satellite Quarters, Kwali, in the Kwali Area Council of the FCT [Vanguard News]

Wike named the road after the famous potter, ceramicist and educator, Ladi Kwali. He explained that the road was abandoned for 14 years, while the construction of the bridge along the roads was awarded six years earlier.

The minister described Kwali as one of the prominent Nigerians who used her creativity to bring fame and development to the FCT and the country. He explained that President Tinubu had particularly approved naming the road after Kwali for her contribution to the development of Abuja.

“Mr President said that it is very important that charity begins at home; that this road must be named Ladi Kwali Road,” he added.

ADVERTISEMENT

He said that the road would be fitted with solar-powered streetlights and promised to deliver three strategic roads to the people of Kwali Area Council.

He said: “This road has been abandoned for how many years now? What you see today is the renewed hope agenda we are talking about.

“I am sure that most of you must have lost hope that you took your fate into your hands since no government will want to feel your plight, but Mr President had said do not lose hope, as he is here to bring your hope back.

“From what he has done on this road today, it shows that indeed, hope is coming back to our people.

“It is not about political parties, but Nigerians; it is about you, the Kwali people; it is about you, the Abuja people.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It doesn’t matter where you belong, his ambition, his vision is to make Nigerians believe that their hope must come back, and that is why we have done what we have done today.”

The minister added: “This is not the only road we are doing in Kwali. Your chairman has announced the one that we are going to inaugurate soon, and there is another ongoing one.

“So, in this year alone, Kwali will have at least three roads.

“So, that is why we are saying, when you have the right leadership, you will get good results.

“I can tell you that Mr President is committed to changing the lives of all of us, to give us our hope that was lost.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Earlier, Kwali Area Council Chairman, Danladi Chiya, said the newly inaugurated road connected the Kwali main town to the Abuja – Lokoja highway. Chiya thanked Wike and President Tinubu for completing the road which was unmotorable for over 14 years.

“This project has renewed our hope in Mr President because before now, we had lost hope, but now, he has brought hope to my people”, he said.

The council chairman also commended Wike for naming the road after Ladi Kwali. He noted while a road was named after her in the United Kingdom and a street in Abuja City centre, “nothing had been named after her in her own hometown, Kwali.”

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

I'm not afraid of any legal action - Bayo Onanuga dares Peter Obi to sue him

I'm not afraid of any legal action - Bayo Onanuga dares Peter Obi to sue him

APC accuses Peter Obi of inciting Nigerians against Tinubu with false narrative

APC accuses Peter Obi of inciting Nigerians against Tinubu with false narrative

Black Pelican Group celebrates 20 years of providing total interior solutions

Black Pelican Group celebrates 20 years of providing total interior solutions

Otedola defends Dangote, seeks govt’s support for local investors

Otedola defends Dangote, seeks govt’s support for local investors

Is Gov Lawal linked with video indicting Matawalle of terrorism? Detail emerge

Is Gov Lawal linked with video indicting Matawalle of terrorism? Detail emerge

Matawalle refutes bandit kingpin's allegation of fueling terrorism

Matawalle refutes bandit kingpin's allegation of fueling terrorism

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Middle belt youths told to back out of planned protest against Tinubu's govt

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

Peter Obi sues Bayo Onanuga for ₦5bn over mob action claim

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

We'll manage protest professionally - IGP promises response to Aug 1 protest

Pulse Sports

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Usain Bolt shuts down Noah Lyles's bullish character speaking with Nigerian legendary footballer Mikel Obi

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Osimhen to get ₦7 billion salary increment with PSG move

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Bukayo Saka and Kanu model Lagos-themed Arsenal away jersey for the 2024/25 season

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Michelle Alozie Net Worth: Age, Profile, Career, Salary, Husband, How Rich is she in 2024?

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Racism storm rocks Chelsea as players UNFOLLOW Enzo Fernández on Instagram

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

Nigeria abandon 2-Time AFCON winner, eye move for former England manager to replace Finidi George

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT