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General News of Thursday, 2 November 2023


Abuja: Wike appears before senate, reveals properties to take over, gives reason

Nyesom Wike Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has disclosed that his administration will pull down all abandoned buildings in Abuja, adding that those buildings “are now hideouts for criminals.”

According to Daily Trust, the minister made the revelation on Wednesday, November 1, while appearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations to defend the N100 billion allocation for the Federal Capital Territory in the N2.17 trillion 2023 supplementary budget.

“We will bring down all abandoned buildings in the FCT. We will also take over all those buildings because we have discovered that they are hideouts for criminals."

Wike reveals how to end insecurity in Abuja

The minister further expressed confidence that things would turn around in Abuja in terms of security, adding that the abandoned buildings have become the major hideouts for criminals.

He further added that the issue of one-chance would become things of the past in Abuja once the operation of the metro busses began and that insecurity in Nigeria's capital would improve day by day. Wike, who was a two term governor of Rivers State, have recently been appearing on the news over his alleged tussled with his successor in the State, Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

The governor was recently served with impeachment notice following the suspension of the majority leader of the State House of Assembly. The majority leader was reported to be loyal to the governor.

Wike on impeachment of Fubara, says PDP has stepped in earlier reported that Wike has commented on the political crisis rocking Rivers state, saying that the matter was being looked into by the leadership of the PDP.

Wike disclosed this after a meeting with the PDP governors at the Oyo state governor's lodge in Abuja on Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Wike and Fubara met at the presidential villa, where President Bola Tinubu was said to have intervened on the matter.