Favour Shuaib , Abuja.
Disturbed by the rate of insecurity in Pegi community, a resettlement in Kuje area council, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said that it is in the process of re-awarding contract for the construction of Kuje-Pegi road.
Addressing residents of Pegi community, during their protest to the FCTA Secretariat at Area11, in Garki-Abuja , FCT minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, pleaded with the protesters to give the administration the chance to address the security challenges in the area.
Aliyu disclosed that the administration has revoked the contract for the road project and is in processes of re-awarding it to a more competent construction firm that would do a better job on the road, within a short time.
Her words “I want to assure you that the road leading to Pegi community is already receiving attention. The contractor abandoned that road and as
I speak with you, we have already revoked the contract for that road and it is to be assigned to a competent contractor that will construct a very good road for the community”
The minister also revealed that FCTA is not only working towards recovering the kidnapped victims of the community, but also working to arrest the culprits, even as she pleaded with residents of the community to assist in giving adequate information on where about of the kidnapped victims.
Earlier, the chairman of Pegi Residents Association, Taiwo Aderibigbe, had frowned at the neglect of the community, noting that the area lacks access road, healthcare facilities, security and other infrastructure.
Aderibigbe noted that the Pegi community, with a population of about 13 thousand residents, needs a police division, instead of a police outpost, to tackle the growing rate of insecurity in the area.
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