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FCT lament manhandling of rail facilities

The, Federal Capital Territory Transportation Secretariat, has decried the destructive and non charlant attitude of some residents towards public facilities .

Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Candido, raised the concern when he led some FCT management team on an inspection tour to some critical ongoing Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit projects in Abuja

He expressed bitterness over some of the vandalized facilities which include; rail tracks, signalling and communication equipments, generating sets and air-conditioning systems, among others. describing it as unacceptable and worrisome.

“…it is very bad, disappointing and must change for the citizens to fully benefit from such utilities, infrastructure and services.The vandalism is voluminous. The magnitude of damage done by these vandals is not pleasing at all. Unfortunately, they have brought us backward as far as this effort is concerned.

“But fortunately, we have an administrator (Malam Muhammad Musa Bello) who is committed to leaving a legacy and that is why we are here -to take a look at it so that we will know how to tackle it within a space of seven months”.

Alhaji Candido, who apportioned part of the blames to the withdrawal of the Armed Soldiers by Chinese company handling the project, assured that the Minister of FCT is willing to see the completion of the work.

His words;” Despite the fact that the damage is too voluminous, I am convinced that the Minister has it in mind to leave a legacy. We need to look for a way forward. To some extent, I have to put the blame on CCECC for not doing the needful from the word go, by withdrawing the armed soldiers who were ensuring the security of this place”

Reporting by Remi Johnson; editing by Julian Osamoto