- The FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has condemned the move by the staff of the Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company (AUMTCO) over the sack of their MD
- Wike insisted that the protests would not stand in his way of doing the right thing in the nation's capital
- The minister urged political appointees to be prepared to leave office at any time because someone might come and want a total change
Daily Trust reported that Wike made this statement in Abuja while reacting to a trending video on social media, showing the Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company (AUMTCO) staff crying over the sack of the company's director, Najeeb Abdulsalam.
Legit.ng understands that Abdulsalam was among the 21 heads of parastatals, agencies and companies of the FCT Administration (FCTA) sacked by the minister on Wednesday, September 27.
Wike questioned the claims of the MD's performance, pointing out that the lack of buses contradicts the notion of success.
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The minister stated that the reality on the ground was what mattered, not videos or emotional displays, the VON report added.
“Cry as much as you want to cry, it will not bother us. What bothers us is the reality on the ground.”
List of 165 plots of lands in Abuja revoked by Wike
Earlier, Wike also revoked the certificate of occupancy of 165 plots in Abuja over failure to develop them.
The affected lands are in the high-brow districts of Maitama, Gudu, Wuye, Katampe Extension, Wuse 2, Jabi, Utako, Idu Industrial Zone, and Asokoro.
Wike-led FCTA demolishes popular kilishi market in Abuja
The Wike-led administration also recently demolished the popular Kilishi market in the Area 1 area of Abuja.
The demolition followed a notice issued on Sunday, September 17, by the director, development control, FCTA, Muktar Galadima, during a meeting with traders and owners of shops at the Area 1 shopping complex.
Tinubu reveals 2 positions Wike holds
Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu earlier explained his relationship with Wike.
Tinubu, on Thursday, September 14, said that the former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, was not just the FCT minister.