Nyesom Wike has assumed office as the new Federal Capital Territory FCT minister, pledging to restore the city’s master plan.
Wike who was sworn in today, Monday, August 21, 2023, along with other 44 ministers made the vow at his maiden conference in Abuja.
According to him, land allottees who have been given Certificates of Occupancy but failed to develop would also lose their lands to give way to those ready to build.
“If you know you have built where you are not supposed to build, it will go down”, he said.
Earlier, President Tinubu had said he will hold newly sworn-in ministers accountable for the standards that Nigerians have been promised.
He said, “I know you and I delegate this authority, but the greatest number of Nigerians are highly expectant of delivery, accountability, and transparency. Nigerians expect that you will act with integrity, dignity, and deliver. I will hold you to that standard we all promised Nigerians.
“It’s all about a great team, and I believe we have them here. It is a high honour to be chosen to serve as a minister in the Federal Executive Council of our beloved republic, and with such a high honour comes tremendous responsibility.
“In this moment of abundant promise and peril in equal measure, all of you who have been sworn in have been called to distinguish yourselves.
“Your assignment begins immediately. As your country honours you today with this call to service, you must each work to make your self worthy in the eyes of God and all our nation’s people.
“Your highest obligation is to restore public faith in government so that our people can once again believe that the right hands in government can be a positive force for transformation and a vehicle for the collective progress of this country.”