- The new minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has assumed official duties
- Wike is a member of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and is widely considered a controversial politician
- Shehu Sani advised Wike via X (also known as Twitter) and said the new minister needs to behave with care in his new role
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Sani reacts as Wike starts as minister
The erstwhile lawmaker advised Wike to “learn to walk in a minefield or be blown by it”.
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Sani wrote on his verified Twitter handle:
“The capacity and competence of the new FCT minister (referring to Wike) to deliver is without doubt.
“The possibility of getting himself and the President into serious political trouble by his utterances or actions is also without doubt. He will have to learn to walk in a minefield or be blown by it.”
Legit.ng reports that this is not the first time that Wike will be a minister. Between July 2011 and December 2014, he was minister of state for education.
Wike speaks on illegal buildings in FCT
Legit.ng had reported how Wike left tongues wagging shortly after he assumed office as FCT minister.
Wike arrived at the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) at about 1:20 pm for his first media briefing after his swearing-in ceremony.
PDP governor on Wike's appointment
Wike was among the 45 confirmed ministers-designate sworn into office by Tinubu on Monday, August 21, 2023, at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja.
Fintiri described Wike's appointment as a well-deserved one.