The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Mr. Nyesom Wike, inspected five projects being constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and other contractors on Sept. 30. The projects are aimed at improving the infrastructure, development, and service delivery in the FCT. The minister expressed satisfaction with the quality of work and commended the contractors for their good work.

The projects include the rehabilitation of the Federal Secretariat Complex and completion of roads B6, B12 and Circle Road in the Abuja Central Area, the full scope development of arterial road N20 from Northern Parkway to Outer Northern Expressway (ONEX) with spurs and the rehabilitation and expansion of Outer Southern Expressway from Villa Roundabout to Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX)/ Ring Road 1 junction with four interchanges. Others are the construction of Southern Parkway from Christian Centre (S8/9) to Ring Road 1.

The projects are part of the FCT Administration’s efforts to provide potable water, electricity, road network, and other amenities for the residents and visitors of the FCT. The administration has allocated N9 billion for water projects in 2023. The administration has also invested heavily in security, which has made the FCT attractive to investors from all over the world.

The inspection lasted for about four hours and covered various project sites in the FCT. The minister was accompanied by the General Manager of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Mr. Wolfgang Goetsch, and other top officials of the company and the FCT Administration. The minister observed the progress and quality of work at each site and interacted with the engineers and workers.

According to, Mr. Nyesom Wike also said that he was impressed by Julius Berger’s use of modern technology and equipment in executing the projects. He also praised some other contractors handling the projects for their good work and enjoined them to deliver the projects within their scheduled completion dates. He said that he was hopeful that the projects would be completed and commissioned for use in the FCT within the next eight months.

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