Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA), Nyesome Wike, on Sunday appealed to his well wishers to remove lamp post billboards, full scale billboards and other such adverts, congratulating him on his appointment as Minister.
Wike in a statement by his director of press Anthony Ogunleye said that while he deeply appreciates the warm wishes and support, he kindly, but strongly requests that such billboards and advertisements be discontinued forthwith.
Wike acknowledged the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill from the residents of Abuja and beyond.
The minister explained that he understands the sentiment behind those congratulatory displays and that he is genuinely touched by the show of support.
“However, in the spirit of public service and commitment to his responsibilities, the Minister wishes to focus his full attention on assisting the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, in realizing his vision and Renewed Hope agenda for Nigeria,” the statement noted.
Wike added that “As the FCT Minister, his foremost duty lies in contributing to the development and growth of the FCT and the well-being of its residents and the nation as a whole.
“The Minister holds in high regard, the aspirations and expectations of the FCT residents, and he remains dedicated to fulfilling his role with utmost sincerity and dedication. He believes that this can be best achieved by concentrating all efforts on the task at hand and joining hands with fellow public servants to serve the country to the best of their abilities.”
The FCT minister said he hopes that the public will understand his perspective and continue to extend their support and cooperation, even as he looks forward to working hand in hand with all stakeholders to build a stronger, more prosperous and united Federal Capital and Nigeria.