The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, cleared the air over reports making the rounds that he purchased a N300 million Armoured Lexus LX600 SUV on the assumption of office.
The FCT Minister refuted the claim during his visit to Metro Train Station, Abuja, on Wednesday to inspect the ongoing rehabilitation of the Abuja Rail Mass Transport System.
Nigerians have been reactiong to a published a picture of an Armored Lexus SUV model LX 600 fitted with ‘FCT – 01’ plate.
The vehicle which cost more than N300 million, according to reports, belonged to the new FCT Minister, Mr Wike.
While reacting, he described the report as “mischief”, saying he was sworn in on Monday with nothing much done since.
He said, “We are now going back to the office to interact with each of the departments in the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
“But I have seen what is going on in the social media, how the FCTA Permanent Secretary bought a bulletproof car of N300 million that I am using.
“So, I want you people to go hit your hand there (on the car) and see whether it is a treated car.
“With all due respect, people should be careful not to destroy other people,” he said.
“I have never approved for any car to be bought, and I have not used any official bulletproof car.
“I am not using a bulletproof car as FCT Minister, so we should report the right thing and not destroy ourselves.
“I want you to take a look at the car I came with, the one with the flag and see whether it is a bulletproof car”, he asked the journalists at the event.