The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has on Friday, 15th September 2023, presented ten brand new semi-SUVs to third Class Chiefs, in the FCT.
In the handing over remarks, the Minister explained that the gesture was part of government efforts to ease the mobility of the traditional leaders.
Furthermore, he added, that the government has a responsibility to encourage traditional leaders by providing them all the necessary logistics to enable them to do their work diligently and with ease.
Part of that is mobility. I can’t see how traditional rulers will be boarding taxis or entering public transport. That is unacceptableNyesom Wike- FCT Minister
President Bola Tinubu has directed that that should not be allowed to continue. Has asked that we must do everything possible to make it convenient and easy for you to do your assignment,”Nyesom Wike- FCT Minister
In line with the renewed agenda of Tinubu, Wike stressed that every stakeholder has a role to play, including traditional rulers, particularly in the area of security.
You know your communities better than anybody; you know the people within their communities, so you will be able to identify those who look like strangers.Nyesome Wike- FCT Minister
If we don’t work together, we will not achieve results, because everybody is important in the fight against insecurityNyesome Wike- FCT Minister
The minister also disclosed, that President Tinubu has directed the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, to make traditional rulers very comfortable by augmenting the little allowances the Area Councils were providing them.
The Chairman, FCT Council of Traditional Rulers, the Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Yunusa, in his response, thanked the Minister for the support and pledged the support of traditional rulers to move FCT forward.
Story: Hauwa Mohammed