The Federal Capital Territory FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has expressed his displeasure over the dirty state of Abuja and has instructed top officials to improve the transportation system and cleanliness.
Wike stated this, yesterday in Abuja while receiving handing over notes from the Permanent Secretary in the FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola.
He specifically ordered the director of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB to clean up the city or face consequences.
Speaking on transportation, Wike informed top officials of the secretariat in pidgin that “wahala don come.”
“Wahala don come, there are too many illegal bus stops in the city. I have respect for women, but this one I will not. If you don’t have the capacity, let us replace you now.
”In this job, people will not like you, but in the end, if you do it well, you will be appreciated. Things are tough, yes, but we cannot live in a lawless society because things are tough.”
Speaking further, he said: “I will ensure that Abuja gets the best. You will see projects upon projects, and projects that will be completed and not abandoned.
“I am not a party to abandoned projects. I start a project when there is money, as such we will look into our finances before we begin any project.
“I believe in the renewed hope of President Bola Tinubu, and Nigerians will see the difference in no distant time”.
He stated that, in the interim, it was imperative to provide prompt deliverables to assure the populace of the government’s resolute commitment to revitalizing the prospects of the region.
“We are here to deliver the short-term deliverables for people to see that Abuja is coming back to what it was supposed to be. People are complaining of street lights not working, I am complaining too. We must fix it within the shortest possible time”, he said.
The former governor of Rivers State directed the director responsible for street lighting to exert every effort within a compressed timeframe to promptly reestablish illumination on the streets of Abuja.
Regarding sanitation, Wike expressed his intention to exert significant pressure on the director responsible, to the point he might even develop high blood pressure.
He said: “You must be ready to work hard. I must make sure I give you BP, so you must work hard. You can’t be sleeping when the environment is dirty. You can’t be a director for anything.
”It is an opportunity for us to tell Nigerians and Mr President that we cannot disappoint. If you are in charge of sanitation, buy your drugs, carry them all the time because I will disturb you all the time to make sure Abuja is clean.”