FCT Infrastructure Wike Is A Promise Keeper – Tinubu

The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has asserted that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has provided “exceptional leadership at a trying time for the country.”

Tinubu reiterated that Wike is a team leader who delivers on his promises.

He made this assertion during the inauguration of a road in Guzape District of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

A statement by Tinubu’s spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted the president as saying: “It has been a very challenging time for us in the country. We are still retooling and rejigging our financial system to bring prosperity and relief to the people of this country.

“You have demonstrated the capacity to build a team, lead a team, and deliver on promises. I commend you, well done.”

Also speaking, Wike said the contract was initially awarded in 2003 at the cost of N14 billion and was divided into lots 1 and 2 to Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company Nigeria Limited and Gilmor Engineering Limited.

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Wike commended Tinubu for not abandoning the project because government is a continuum.

“Dantata had left the site for long. We had to bring them back after the president approved a memorandum to that effect,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a concerted effort to stem the tide of climate change, Wike is spearheading a waste management revolution that harnesses the power of innovation and sustainability to create a better tomorrow.

The minister said this during his keynote address at the 2024 World Environment Day, themed : “Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience” organised by Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCDA, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Speaking through his environmental advisor, Fred Kpakol, the minister sounded the alarm on Nigeria’s escalating waste crisis, acknowledging that even the capital city, Abuja, is not shielded from the devastating consequences of poor waste management.

The minister underscored the symbiotic relationship between environmental health and progress, revealing that his infrastructure development efforts in Abuja are designed to strike a balance between modernization and sustainability, incorporating green technologies and climate resilience to create a resilient and thriving city.

Africa Today News, New York

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