I was advised not to give you ministerial appointment – Tinubu tells FCT Minister, Wike

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has informed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike that he was advised against appointing him to his cabinet.

Tinubu made this known on Tuesday, June 4 while commissioning the Arterial Road N20 from the Northern Parkway to the Outer Northern Expressway within Abuja, which he named Wole Soyinka Way.

He commended Wike for what he’s doing as FCT Minister, noting that he has been an inspiration to many people with his excellent performance in the nation’s capital.

According to the president, his heart is filled with joy and pride as the minister has proved wrong, the naysayers who thought he would not perform.

Tinubu said; “To the Honourable Minister of FCT and his entire team, my presence here is to say thank you very much for giving this government a very successful first-year landing.

You inspired so many people and the acronym WIW—Wike is Working—is resonating with all of us. My heart is full of joy, full of pride because they thought you, Wike, would not perform. I heard that from several quarters.

I made my choice. You didn’t let me and the country down. You worked day and night, creatively thinking and doing. The reform you recommended was accepted by me. People are benefiting.

You are proud to bring them out as permanent secretaries and civil servants. The jobs you are creating during these activities are extremely encouraging. I said in Lagos during the flag off of the coastal road, then it was my bragging time. Today again, I can brag.”

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