Tinubu never interfered with my work as FCT minister — Wike

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, stated on Saturday that President Bola Tinubu has not interfered with the affairs of his office since he assumed his role last August.

Wike made this remark during the commissioning of the Guzape Lot II Infrastructure Project in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

“Since I assumed office in August 21, 2023, you have never one day interfered in my work,” Wike said to the applause of the gathering.

“Never one day have you called me that this is what you want, you have never. Sometimes, I pretend I will come to you and say, ‘Are there people complaining?’ You will tell me ‘Have I ever called you one day? So don’t bother yourself, go and do your job.’

“I must say I and the Minister of State, we are sincerely happy that you gave us the free hand to work and this is what we are seeing today.”

The minister also pledged the FCT Administration’s commitment to completing the projects in the diplomatic area of Abuja.

He assured the President that these projects would be finished by next year, describing the area as a preferred residential choice for many Nigerians.

In his remarks, the President commended Wike for fulfilling the Federal Government’s infrastructure renewal promises to the people of the FCT.