Developing Rural Infrastructure Key to Combating Banditry in FCT- Wike

Taiwo Ajayi
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Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has emphasized that investing in rural infrastructure is crucial for curbing banditry in the FCT.

He made this assertion while speaking to journalists on Friday after inspecting the ongoing Yangoji-Sukuku Ebo and Kwali Unity Bank rural roads in Kwali area council.

Wike justified the need for rural development, stating that rural dwellers are deserving of good infrastructure as they are part of the FCT.


Wike emphasized that providing such infrastructure would mitigate rural-urban migration and enhance security in these areas.

“Development cannot only be concentrated in the city but we have to take development to rural areas; that alone can mitigate the rural-urban migration,” Wike said.

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He highlighted the importance of infrastructure, especially roads, for farmers to transport their produce to urban centers and for security personnel to access these areas.

Wike expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the projects, noting that they are part of the Renewed Hope Agenda to bring development to both urban and rural areas of the FCT.

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He also praised the efforts of contractors, assuring that the Yangoji-Sukuku Ebo road will be completed before December.

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