Fire Guts Residence Of FCT Minister Of State In Abuja

Reports reaching the desk of Africa Today News, New York has it that fire has gutted the private residence of the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mariya Mahmoud, in the Asokoro area of Abuja. 

An aide to the Minister, Austine Elemue, confirmed this incident to Africa Today News, New York on Monday.

He explained that the incident occurred at 10:30am on Sunday, and the fire razed the first floor of the duplex damaging a major part of the property but no harm was recorded by the occupants.

Though the cause of the fire outbreak has not been ascertained, Austine said the cause might not be unconnected to an electrical spark.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has vowed to further ensure that criminals operating do not have rest in the nation’s capital.

He made this vow following the incessant kidnapping in Abuja.

Wike made the vow on Friday while inaugurating an emergency construction and rehabilitation of the nine-kilometre Paikon Kore – Ibwa Road, in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT to promote rural development.

Wike said the project 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.

He 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 make it three rural roads per area council.

The minister blamed the spate of rural-urban migration on the lack of roads and other basic amenities needed to make life comfortable.

Africa Today News, New York

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