FCT moves to reopen Nyanya 2014 bomb blast park

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration is concluding plans to reopen the Nyanya park that was affected by the 2014 first bomb blast in which several people lost their lives. The administration is presently working on ensuring the security of the abandoned park which has been overgrown by weeds and out of commission since the bomb blast. 

Minister of the FCT, Alhaji Muhammed Bello made the revelation yesterday in Abuja during an inspection visit to the Nyanya park. 

Bello added that the park affected by the bomb blast will be reopened to reduce the parking challenges along the Nyanya road corridor, pending when the permanent Nyanya park is completed. 

The Minister who stated that the permanent Nyanya park is presently at 62% completion, cautioned the staff of FCT on ensuring that all provisions are put into place before projects are conceived. 

His words, “We have a more permanent terminal being built but it is still far from completion. 

“Since we are presently having parking challenges along the road corridor, we want to improve on the security situation of the park, we will be clearing the place for use pending when the permanent site is ready. 

“Part of the security that will be put in place will be erecting a perimeter fence, securing the access to the park and setting up CCTV cameras. 

“We will also open up the blocked road if we check and decide on how secured the place is because we have to take into account the vehicular movement in this area. 

“I fail to understand how astructure of the magnitude of the permanent motor park will be conceived and in 62% completion without making provision for proper access road but I am sure that we will look into it to ensure that the project is completed, the appropriate assessment will be carried out.”

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