A rural community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja has conferred the traditional title of “Sarkin Yaki” (Warlord) of Paikon Kore on the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike.
The Aguma of Gwagwalada, Chief Mohammad Magaji announced this on Thursday, February 1, when the minister inaugurated an emergency construction and rehabilitation of nine-kilometre Paikon Kore – Ibwa Road, in the area.
Chief Magaji, who commended Wike for the giant strides in rural development within a short time he assumed office, said they were eagerly expecting his approval for coronation.
While appreciating Wike for taking the bold steps to develop rural communities in the FCT, Magaji expressed optimism that the project would facilitate development of the area.
Inaugurating the project, Wike said it was part of 30-kilometre roads that would be constructed across the six area councils of the territory.
He assured the residents that President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda was not mere talk but action.
The minister explained that the road construction was designed to make rural dwellers comfortable and open rural communities for development.
He added that two additional roads would be constructed in each of the area councils before the end of the year, to add up to three rural roads per area council.
The minister blamed the spate of rural urban migration on lack of roads and other basic amenities needed to make life comfortable.
According to him, the project will not only address insecurity, but improve access to school, enable evacuating of farm produce to the market and boost economic activities.
The minister assured the contractor that funding would not be a problem, stressing that he would accept nothing short of expected quality.