Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has pleaded with the public to desist from erecting billboards in his honor. In a statement on Sunday, he voiced his outrage over the advertisements celebrating his appointment as minister, including large billboards and lamppost billboards that were prominently displayed in several areas of Abuja.
According to a statement sent by the FCT Minister’s office and signed by Anthony Ogunleye, Director of Press, while the minister greatly appreciates the good intentions and support of the public, he respectfully but vehemently begs that such billboards and ads cease immediately.
“The Hon. Minister recognizes the tremendous outpouring of support from the people of the Federal Capital Territory and beyond, understands the motivation behind these celebratory displays, and is sincerely moved by the outpouring of goodwill.
Ogunleye stated, “However, in the spirit of public service and commitment to his duties, the Minister wishes to focus his full attention on helping His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, realize his vision and Renewed Hope agenda for Nigeria.
According to the statement, Wike’s first priority as the FCT Minister is to support the growth and development of the FCT, as well as the welfare of its citizens and the whole country.
The minister, according to Ogunleye, is committed to carrying out his duties with the utmost sincerity and commitment. He holds the ambitions and expectations of the citizens of the FCT in the highest respect.
He thinks the best way to do this is to focus all of one’s energy on the current assignment and work together with other public workers to provide the greatest possible service to the nation.
“Chief E.N. Wike sincerely hopes that the public will understand his perspective and continue to extend their support and cooperation,” he stated.
Wike expressed his eagerness to collaborate with all parties to create a stronger, more prosperous, and unified FCT and Nigeria.