Reno Omokri Reacts to Wike’s Appointment as FCT Minister. Reno Omokri, a former presidential media adviser, has responded to the appointment of former Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister in President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet.
The entire list of ministerial portfolios under Tinubu’s administration was announced on Wednesday evening, and Wike was listed as the FCT Minister.
In his remark, Omokri highlighted that this is the first time a Southerner has been named FCT Minister since Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was appointed to the job by then-President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1976.
He did, however, say that there were hopes that President Tinubu would appoint an FCT indigene, Zephaniah Jisalo, who was also on the ministerial list, but that did not happen.
Taking to his Twitter account shortly after the list was released, Omokri tweeted: “The appointment by President Bola Tinubu of ex-Governor Nyesom Wike as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory will mark the first time a Southerner has been appointed FCT Minister since Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was appointed to that position in 1976 by the then Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo.
“It has taken forty-seven years for a non-Northerner to occupy that position again And coincidentally, just like in 1976, the person was appointed by a fellow Southerner.
“Sadly, the original indigenes of the area now known as the Federal Capital Territory have never been appointed ministers. Hopes had been high that the President would appoint the first FCT indigene ever nominated as a minister, Zephaniah Jisalo, to that position. But we have seen the way the cookie crumbled.”