“We Are Not Renovating”: FCT Minister Wike Proposes N15bn for VP’s New Residence

“We Are Not Renovating”: FCT Minister Wike Proposes N15bn for VP’s New Residence

  • The FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, is proposing N15 billion to construct a new residence for the vice president
  • Wike said the project is not renovation but a new house to give the VP “a befitting residence” in the nation's capital
  • The former Rivers state governor said the project will be finished and commissioned in May 2024

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FCT, Abuja - The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has proposed N15 billion to construct a new residence for the vice president in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

This development was announced despite the bad state of the nation’s economy.

Wike proposes N15bn for VP’s new residence in Abuja
Wike plans to spend N15bn for a new befitting VP residence Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike
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Wike made this known while defending the N61.5 billion 2023 FCT supplementary budget before the House of Representatives FCT Committee on Wednesday, November 29, Premium Times reported

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He disclosed this on Wednesday while defending the N61.5 billion 2023 supplementary budget of the FCT before the House of Representatives Committee on FCT.

The FCT Minister said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved the construction in 2010 for N7 billion but the project was abandoned.

The former River state government is proposing to spend N5 billion in the 2023 FCT supplementary budget

According to Wike, the project was conceived to give the VP “a befitting residence”.

“The current residence was built by the military — the Aguda House. The government then said look, we want to build a more befitting residence for the vice president, and that was in 2010."

He added that:

“We are not renovating. It is a new job that was approved in 2010. We are saying that we should be able to finish it and we will commission it in May 2024.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Wike said he is a man of character and will not run against President Bola Tinubu in the 2027 election.

Wike said this while speaking during a media chat on Friday, November 24, in Abuja, monitored by Legit.ng.

The minister added that having worked for the emergence of Tinubu as president which culminated in his appointment as minister of FCT, nothing would make him contest against the president in 2027.

'I'm Tinubu's foot soldier': Wike declares

Legit.ng also reported that Wike made a strong statement regarding his efforts to boost Abuja's tourism potential under the federal capital territory administration (FCTA).

The FCT minister disclosed that he was one of the foot soldiers of President Tinubu, desirous to see that the renewed hope agenda of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was fulfilled.

Source: Legit.ng

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