FCT Minister Nyesom Wike Meets Former Lawmakers, Discusses Development Initiatives

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, held a meeting with two former lawmakers who represented the FCT in the National Assembly.

During a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja on Wednesday, Wike met with Senator Philip Aduda and Hon. Zakari Angulu.

During the meeting, Wike disclosed that President Bola Tinubu had instructed him to oversee the construction of five-kilometer roads in each of Abuja’s six area councils.

He emphasized that these road projects are scheduled for completion before May 29, 2024.

Wike explained that the road construction initiative aims to decentralize and enhance development by extending it from the city center into rural communities across the FCT area councils.

He highlighted that this project is part of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, which is designed to ensure that rural communities are not excluded from the development efforts of the current administration.

Additionally, the minister mentioned that the FCT was removed from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to promote development within the capital city and to restore hope among its residents.

Wike stated, “President Bola Tinubu has directed that at least five-kilometer roads must be constructed in each of the six Area Councils before May 29.

This is part of his Renewed Hope Agenda to ensure that people in rural communities were not left out in the development efforts of the current administration.”

Senator Philip Aduda, during his remarks, expressed his congratulations to Wike on his appointment as the FCT minister and commended him for his commendable work.

He also extended gratitude to Tinubu for appointing a native of the FCT, Zephania Jisalo, as the minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs.

Aduda, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), pledged full support for the development of the FCT for the benefit of all.

Aduda added, “We are also here to commend you for the bold step in establishing the Civil Service Commission for FCT, removing FCT from TSA, and establishing the Women Affairs Secretariat to address women’s concerns.”

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