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RESIDENTS HAIL ROAD REHABILITATION PROJECT

By NBF News
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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have commended the territory's administration over ongoing road rehabilitation projects in the city.

Recall that the FCT administration commenced rehabilitation of roads around Wuse area of the city early this year.

Areas covered in the rehabilitation exercise include Wuse Zone 3, Zone 5 and Zone 7 among others.

A cross section of the residents who spoke with LEADERSHIP yesterday, said the rehabilitation has made the roads more motorable and has also enhanced the aesthetics of the city.

One of them, Alhaji Aliyu Sani, observed that theĀ  administration has taken the right step by carrying out the rehabilitation as the roads were old and long overdue for rehabilitation.

'When roads are old, it is good to maintain them by opening up and rebuilding if necessary. The rehabilitated roads were old and cracked and your car would vibrate when you drive on them but now, the story has changed with the rehabilitation,' he added.

Another resident, Mrs Alice Okor, also praised the administration for the rehabilitation exercise, saying the aesthetics of the city has improved, adding that driving on the rehabilitated roads was now more pleasurable.

Some of the residents however bemoaned the traffic gridlock caused by the rehabilitation exercise, saying it was eating deep into man-hours that can be put into other productive ventures.

'I passed through that road last week and the experience wasn't good at all. The sun was so hot and I spent nearly one hour in the traffic driving through a stretch that shouldn't take more than five minutes. I was however consoled that the traffic gridlock is only temporary and would ease once the rehabilitation is completed,' one the residents, Mrs. Ramat Adewale said.