Wike assumes office as FCT minister says many buildings will go down. Nyesom Wike, the new Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, has taken office, promising to restore the city’s master plan.
Wike, who was sworn in today, Monday, August 21, 2023, among 44 other ministers, made the pledge during his inaugural conference in Abuja.
According to him, land allottees who have received Certificates of Occupancy but have yet to develop their properties would also lose their lands to make room for those who are ready to construct.
He said, “I know you and I delegate this authority, but most Nigerians are highly expectant of delivery, accountability, and transparency. Nigerians expect that you will act with integrity, and dignity, and deliver. I will hold you to that standard we all promised Nigerians.
“It’s all about a great team, and I believe we have them here. It is a high honor to be chosen to serve as a minister in the Federal Executive Council of our beloved republic, and with such a high honor comes tremendous responsibility.
“In this moment of abundant promise and peril in equal measure, all of you who have been sworn in have been called to distinguish yourselves.
“Your assignment begins immediately. As your country honors you today with this call to service, you must each work to make yourself worthy in the eyes of God and all our nation’s people.
“Your highest obligation is to restore public faith in government so that our people can once again believe that the right hands in government can be a positive force for transformation and a vehicle for the collective progress of this country.”