Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Barr. Nyesom Wike has pledged to make fund available for the completion of the hitherto abandoned construction of official residence of the Vice President before May 29, 2024.
The minister made this known while on inspection of the project being handled by Messrs Julius Berger in Abuja on Tuesday.
Wike, who was accompanied by some key officials of FCT Administration, praised the construction giant for displaying strong commitment towards the completion of the project by mobilising to site without been mobilised.
He therefore pledged to make funds available before December for the completion of the project having got the approval of the president and the vice president.
According to him: “When we came here last time, bushy it was, and you made a promise to us that you will be a able to complete this project in the next eight months, even though we have not moblised you. I do know that you have confidence in us, let me assure you that we will mobilise you before December, God willing.
“Then, you have to expedite (action) to see that this is completed before May 29, 2024. I believe you have that capacity, I believe you don’t need to wait; you know I will not make a promise I will not fulfil, as far as I have gotten the support of Mr President and the Vice President, I can tell you to go.
The Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority, Engr. Sheu Hadi while speaking, disclosed that the project site has been captured in the original Abuja master plan.
“The original master plan of Abuja provides this site as official resident of the vice president,” he said.