Tinubu Inaugurates Long-Abandoned Road Project in Abuja

In a significant move to boost infrastructure in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu has inaugurated the Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue, also known as B6, B12, and Circle Roads. These projects, abandoned for 17 years, have been completed within the first year of his administration.

Speaking at the inauguration, President Tinubu, represented by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, emphasized the administration’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and economic growth through the construction of essential infrastructure. He highlighted that the completion of these roads, initially awarded and then neglected by previous administrations, underscores his government’s dedication to the Renewed Hope Agenda.

President Tinubu praised the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, and his team for their diligence, noting that efficient transportation networks are crucial for national development. He urged them to continue their efforts in improving the capital’s infrastructure.

“The President is fulfilling his promise of renewing the hope of Nigerians. The developments in FCT, Abuja, are evident. A tour around the city reveals the remarkable progress under the leadership of Minister Wike and the government of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. These initiatives aim to restore confidence among Nigerians,” stated Tinubu.

He further expressed pride in inaugurating Roads B6, B12, and Circle Road in Abuja’s Central Area, which were completed swiftly under Minister Wike’s guidance. These roads are designed to reduce traffic congestion, shorten travel times, and enhance connectivity within the capital.

Minister Wike detailed that the B6, B12 road project, initially awarded on May 14, 2007, at a cost of ₦48.5 billion, was revised in January 2021 to ₦98.8 billion. He expressed satisfaction in fulfilling President Tinubu’s directive that government continuity is crucial and that all abandoned projects must be completed.

Wike attributed the FCTA’s success in infrastructure development and policy reforms to effective leadership aimed at improving the living standards of residents. He also raised concerns about the Ministry of Finance building encroaching on the road and appealed for presidential intervention.

President Tinubu has so far inaugurated seven critical FCT projects, including the Southern Expressway (now Bola Tinubu Way), Wuye Bridge Interchange, Abuja Light Rail, Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX), N20 Arterial Road (now Wole Soyinka Way), Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX), and the completion of B6 Constitution Avenue, B12 Independence Avenue, and Circle Roads in the Central Area of Abuja.

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