‘I Won’t Take It Lightly With Politicians Hindering FCT Project’ — Wike Warns

Nyesom Wike


Minister Nyesom Wike of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), says he won’t tolerate politicians obstructing ongoing government projects.

According to him, his goal is to execute project and protect the public interest and not to fawn or cozy up to selfish politicians.

This is as he decried the decision of a House of Representatives member to obstruct an ongoing project in the Guzape District of FCT over personal gains and barriers placed by the Central Bank of Nigeria obstructing Construction at road B6.


While inspecting some ongoing road projects on Thursday at Guzape Lot 2, being handled by Gilmour Construction, and Roads B6 and D12 along Constitution Avenue, handled by Julius Berger Construction, Wike said the lawmaker ordered a stop to the project without due process.

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His words: “We are not going to take it lightly. This is not a private project; it is a public project, handled by the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

“If there is any complaint, we think that whoever is responsible should complain to us and not go and use the police to stop a legitimate company from constructing work for the use of the public, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council.

“We have directed the contractor to go back and make sure they don’t heed that so-called stoppage. They must go back and complete the work, which we are expecting that Mr President will commission in May.”

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