Nyesom Wike, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), says the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) would use internally generated revenue (IGR) to complete specific projects.
The minister in a statement shared on his official X handle, said he and the minister of state for the FCT had met contractors handling abandoned critical projects in Abuja to exchange views and develop a working plan to ensure contractors return to site and complete their projects.
“To achieve this goal, the FCTA would be doing things differently. We would tie our Internally Generated Revenue to specific projects to ensure they are adequately funded,” he said.
“We also wouldn’t spread ourselves too thin but focus on completing a set of projects per period.
“We wouldn’t owe contractors and we wouldn’t accept excuses. They would be closely and carefully monitored to ensure they are finished within our set schedule and specifications.”
Also speaking during the meeting, Wike said strategies and structure funding will be mapped out to the ensure completion of all roads in the capital territory.
“I am determined to get every contractor back to site with direct supervision from my office and the office of the Minister of State,” he said.
“The major problem we are having in this country is the problem of supervision and so we are not going to tolerate anything below standard.
“If there are people you have been working with that have compromised standards, too bad, too bad; not with me. I am not going to accept anything that is below standard.”