Rivers Politics: I’m focused on Tinubu’s assignment, not distracted  – Wike

Rivers Politics: I’m focused on Tinubu’s assignment, not distracted  – Wike

As Abuja Metroline takes off May 27

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Nyesom Wike has reaffirmed his commitment to delivering on the assignment given go him by President Bola Tinubu to give a facelift to the nation’s capital, saying he cannot be distracted by the politics of his home state, Rivers.

He said his major priority now is to ensure that all the projects slated for commissioning by the President to mark his first anniversary are completed, even as checks revealed that most of the projects were almost completed.

The minister announced this on Friday in Abuja during an inspection tour of some projects to be commissioned by the end of the month.

“I am not distracted. If I am distracted you won’t see this performance here. I focus on my work. I am not interested. I am the Minister of FCT, the works are going on. if distracted how will these works be progressing? I am not even thinking about it at all” Wike assured. 

The FCT Minister expressed satisfaction over all the road works inspected, and commended the contractors for delivering the jobs within the specified time frame. 

“This is the final inspection as regards the preparedness for the inauguration of various projects.

“From what we have seen, we believe we are ready for the commissioning from 27th May and will end on 6th June. It is going to be a nine-day long event. 

“So, we are happy, and contractors are meeting up, and all the promises they made, they have been fulfilled and we have also fulfilled our own part to make sure that we have cash back-up. None of them is complaining in terms of cash” Wike said. 

The minister also disclosed that the Abuja Metroline will be flagged off for commercial operations by May 27.

“By the approval of Mr President, we believe that 27th of this month, we shall start the inauguration of various projects, particularly on 27, we believe the President will flag off the commercial operations of the Metroline”, he stated.

On the issue of some streetlights malfunctioning, he said extensive maintenance was been carried out, and assured that every project meant to be completed before May 27, will be completed.

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