Wike Announces Construction of 40 Houses for Appeal Court, FHC, Other Justices

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, announced that President Bola Tinubu has approved the construction of 40 houses for Justices of the Court of Appeal, the Federal High Court, and the FCT High Courts. This initiative aims to provide suitable housing for the judiciary, enhancing their welfare and working conditions.

The Minister made this announcement during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Court Complex for the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal. The ceremony took place at the site of the proposed building in Dakibiyu, Jabi District, Abuja, on Wednesday. The event marked the beginning of a significant infrastructure project aimed at improving the judicial facilities in the region.

Minister Wike also revealed that President Tinubu has also approved housing provisions for the heads of various courts. These include the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, the Chief Judge of the FCT, the President of the National Industrial Court, and the President of the Court of Appeal. The approval includes the provision of retirement homes for these judicial leaders, ensuring their comfort and security after their service.

“I want to assure you, by the grace of God, the foundation of these homes will be laid this August and before September next year, you will all have your keys to your houses,” Wike said.

The Minister had on Tuesday flagged off the first Taxi and Bus terminal in Kugbo, Karu District of Abuja.

The FCT Minister while also noting the discomfort experienced by commuters in the FCT, especially during the rainy season and the attendant loss of man hours, due to the absence of public transportation infrastructure, said the provision of the bus terminal will make commuting in the FCT a more pleasurable experience and will also improve security.