Abuja – The House of Representatives Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has confronted the Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello and demanded to know why the country was deluged with so many abandoned projects, especially roads in the nation’s capital.
This confrontation which took place during the 2021 FCT budget defence session, however led the Minister to state that there had been appreciable progress made in the last five years.
Mr. Bello specifically laid emphasis on the Airport road, blaming the challenge on the FCT budget which he claimed had been brought down from an annual figure of about N180 billion to about N90 billion last year.
Chairman of the committee, Hon. Abdulahi Garba had engaged Mr. Bello in the 2021 FCT budget defence session, which led the Minister to disclosed that the territory’s administration intent to spend over a Nbillion naira in the 2021 fiscal year.
Hon. Garba later constituted a 7-man sub panel to interface with authorities of the FCT administration and the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), over collection tenement rate
Also, the committee members lamented the level of insecurity in some areas of the city, where they said miscreants and criminals have taken over. The minister was therefore tasked to urgently address the proliferation of shanties, development of sate let towns, and transportation challenges