17 February 2011

Nigeria: 'Apo Resettlement Site is 95 Percent Complete'

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir, Wednesday said his administration has almost completed the Apo Resettlement Site by 95 per cent.He made this disclosure during the monthly FCT Operational Briefing Session at Gwarinpa, Abuja.

The minister said the FCT Administration undertook the construction of 877 resettlement houses at the Apo Resettlement Site and has today completed 855; leaving only 22 as outstanding.

According to him, the progress of work on the internal roads at the site have reached advanced stages of completion with hopes that the contractor will finish the job and handover the site before the end of this month.

"The FCTA made giant strides to ensure that the houses are habitable with pre-paid electric meters installed," the minister stated.

He also disclosed that work on the additional 10 water boreholes in the site is still on-going but expressed the commitment of his administration to achieving concrete results that will stand the test of time.

Senator Mohammed said indigenes from Garki Gbagyi, Garki Hausawa, Apo and Akpanjenya are expected to be resettled in Apo Resettlement Site.

He also informed that Shere Galuwyi and Wasa Resettlement sites are 65 percent and 55 percent complete respectively, adding that arrangements have been concluded to give the required 15 percent mobilization fee to the contractor handling the access road project from Mpape to Shere Galuwyi, as awarded by the Federal Executive Council.

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