Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has pleaded with friends and well-wishers to refrain from littering the streets of Abuja with billboards congratulating him on his appointment as minister.
Although Wike said he appreciates such kind acts and generosity, he believed that extravagant advertisements like these should be discontinued.
Speaking through his Director of Press, Anthony Ogunleye, the Minister stated that he would want unwavering support from his well-wishers and FCT citizens to remain focused on the duties of assisting President Bola Tinubu to succeed.
“The Hon. Minister acknowledges the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill from the residents of the Federal Capital Territory and beyond, understands the sentiment behind these congratulatory displays, and 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.
“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.
“Chief E.N. Wike sincerely hopes that the public will understand his perspective and continue to extend their support and cooperation. He looks forward to working hand in hand with all stakeholders to build a stronger, more prosperous, and united FCT and Nigeria”.