Stop Erecting Billboards Congratulating Me -Wike

By: Wisdom Acka 

The FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has called on those erecting giant congratulatory billboards in Abuja in his honour to refrain from doing so, but to channel such funds into ventures that have direct impact on the citizenry.

The Minister made this call in a Press Statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Tony Ogunleye in Abujq, Sunday. 

According to the statement, the Minister acknowledged and appreciated the overwhelming public goodwill, which greeted his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

The statement added, “The attention of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has been drawn to lamp post billboards, full scale billboards and other such adverts congratulating him on his appointment as Minister.”

While the Minister deeply appreciates the warm wishes and support of the citizens, he requested that such billboards and advertisements be discontinued forthwith.

The Minister acknowledged the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill from the residents of the Federal Capital Territory and beyond and understands the sentiment behind these congratulatory displays, which he is genuinely touched by the show of support.

The statement said: “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, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in realizing his vision and renewed hope agenda for Nigeria”.

It further explains that the duty of the Minister lies in contributing to the development 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”, the statement stressed.