The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike has ordered the suspension of congratulatory banners and posters without further delay, stating the need for focus on administrative tasks.
Wike gave the directive in a statement from his press director, Anthony Ogunleye, in Abuja on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
“The attention of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has been drawn to lamp post billboards, full scale billboards and other adverts congratulating him on his appointment as minister.
“While the minister deeply appreciates the warm wishes and support of the citizens, he kindly, but strongly requests that such billboards and advertisements be discontinued forthwith.
“The minister acknowledges the overwhelming goodwill from the residents of the FCT and beyond and understands the sentiment behind these congratulatory displays and is genuinely touched by the show of support.
“However, in the spirit of public service and commitment to his responsibilities, the minister wishes to focus his full attention on assisting President Bola Tinubu in realising his vision and renewed hope agenda for Nigeria,” he said.
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, requested well-wishers to desist from placing such congratulatory billboards in his honour for commitment and dedication to duties.
“Wike’s foremost duty lies in contributing to the development and growth of the FCT and the well-being of residents and the nation as a whole,” the spokesperson said.