I Am Focused On Delivering Projects, Not Distracted By Rivers Politics — Wike

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has said his priority was focused on delivering projects pencilled down for inauguration to mark President Bola Tinubu’s one year in office.

Wike, who stated this during an inspection tour of some projects to be commissioned by the end of the month in Abuja, said he would not allow himself to be distracted by ‘political detractors’ in his native Rivers State.

The minister explained that his mandate as the FCT Minister is to deliver dividends of democracy to the residents of FCT.

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

He expressed satisfaction about all the road projects inspected and commended the contractors for delivering the jobs within the specified timeframe.

“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 May 27 and will end on June 6. It’s 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 part to make sure that we have cash backup. None of them is complaining in terms of cash,” Wike said.

Wike also hinted that the Metro Line will be flagged off for commercial operation 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 the 27th we believe the President will flag off the commercial operation of the Metroline,” he said.

On the issue of some streetlights malfunctioning, Wike who explained that massive work was ongoing on the streetlights in the capital city, however, assured that every project meant to be completed before May 27 will be completed on schedule.

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