- Nyesom Wike, the new minister of the FCT, has threatened to give directors in the FCT administration and FCDS blood pressure
- At a briefing shortly after his swearing-in, the new minister unveiled his short-term and long-term plans to fix challenges in the FCT
- He said his short-term plans include transportation, sanitation, and street lights.
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FCT, Abuja - Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has said directors under his ministry should go around with their medications because he would give them blood pressure (BP) if they fail to do their jobs.
The Nation reports that the former governor of Rivers stated this at a conference shortly after he was sworn.
The ex-governor of Rivers State advised the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and FCT administration directors to seek redeployment if they could not carry out their functions effectively.
Wike lists short-term plans for Abuja
The new minister told the workers to work without fear or favour and that he was never difficult to relate with. However, he clarified that he only wanted results from them.
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According to the Wike, short issues will be fixed as soon as possible, while the long-term plan will be done later.
He listed the quick issues to be fixed in Nigeria's capital in the area of sanitation, street light, insecurity, transportation, street trading and other issues.
Wike laments indiscriminate bus stops in FCT
Speaking on sanitation in the FCT, the minister said:
“You must be ready to work hard, I must make sure I give you BP, so you must work hard. You can’t be sleeping when the environment is dirty."
While lamenting about the indiscriminate bus stop in the FCT, Wike, who is still a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated that “Wahala don come.”
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Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has issued a fresh warning to Nyesom Wike and 44 other new ministers he swore in on Monday.
Tinubu reminded the ministers that he remains in charge of his administration.
Wike, a chieftain of the opposition PDP, has been vocal about his appointment into the ruling party-led federal cabinet and what Nigerians should expect from him as FCT minister.