FCT: I was told not to appoint you as minister – Tinubu to Wike

FCT: I was told not to appoint you as minister – Tinubu to Wike

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President Bola Tinubu has revealed that he was advised against appointing Nyesom Wike to his cabinet.

He said this while noting that the Federal Capital Territory Minister has been an inspiration to many people with his excellent performance in the nation’s capital.

Tinubu spoke while commissioning the Arterial Road N20 from the Northern Parkway to the Outer Northern Expressway within the federal capital city, which he named Wole Soyinka Way.

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He said: “To the Hon. Minister of FCT and his entire team, my presence here is to say thank you very much for giving this government a very successful first-year landing.

“You inspired so many people and the acronym WIW—Wike is Working—is resonating with all of us.

“My heart is full of joy, full of pride because they thought you, Wike, would not perform. I heard that from several quarters. I made my choice. You didn’t let me and the country down. You worked day and night, creatively thinking and doing.

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“The reform you recommended was accepted by me. People are benefiting. You are proud to bring them out as permanent secretaries and civil servants. The jobs you are creating during these activities are extremely encouraging. I said in Lagos during the flag off of the coastal road, then it was my bragging time. Today again, I can brag.”

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FCT: I was told not to appoint you as minister – Tinubu to Wike

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