FCTA inspects site for judges’ apartments

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has directed the Federal Capital Development Authority, to provide infrastructure in the area designated for the construction of residential buildings for judges in the Katampe District, as well as road infrastructure at the site designated for the construction of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal in the Jabi District, both in Abuja.

Wike gave both directives on Tuesday, after inspecting both areas, stating that the construction work on both sites would not begin until the necessary infrastructure had been put in place.

“Remember we said we are going to build accommodation for judges of the Federal High Court. We also said that we are going to build for judges of the FCT High Court and for the Justices of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.

“As part of it, we had to go and see the sites, and we found out that the needed infrastructures are yet to be provided. This made us direct the FCDA to quickly provide the infrastructure so that we could start the residential buildings. We can’t start residential buildings when there is no infrastructure. I have also directed FCDA to make sure that that is done and then acquire some building for public purposes, pay compensation and annex it as part of the Court of Appeal complex,” Wike said.

The minister explained that the move was part of efforts to renew the hope and trust Nigerians had in the government, adding that the FCT Administration had also concluded plans to build a Memorial Centre at Jabi, on the site of a shopping mall that collapsed in 2018, and claimed seven lives.

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