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Land allocation: Resign now, coalition tells Wike as protesters storm N’Assembly

By Daniel Okejeme, Abuja
07 December 2023   |   3:13 am
Coalition of over 10,000 indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and civil society groups, yesterday, held a protest in Abuja, calling for the resignation of Nyesom Wike as Minister of FCT. The protesters, who stormed the National Assembly complex, under the aegis of Network of Civil Societies for Economic Sustainability, said “Wike is incompetent…

Network of Civil Societies for Economic Sustainability protest against the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, at the National Assembly, Abuja…yesterday.

Coalition of over 10,000 indigenes of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and civil society groups, yesterday, held a protest in Abuja, calling for the resignation of Nyesom Wike as Minister of FCT.

The protesters, who stormed the National Assembly complex, under the aegis of Network of Civil Societies for Economic Sustainability, said “Wike is incompetent and lacks vision” for the FCT.

In his address, the group’s convener, Adamu Matazu, called for the probe of the minister on land allocations.

He said: “Today, we stand united to express our concern over the direction of the FCT under the watch of Wike. It is abysmal and disturbing for the FCT to become an epicentre of controversy due to the misguided actions of Wike, which not only undermine President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda, but also cast a shadow on the credibility of the Federal Government.

“We are here today to demand the immediate resignation, investigation and prosecution of Wike as Minister of FCT due to his inefficiency in a government that promises to renew the hope of Nigerians. A government that wishes to give hope to its citizens must be run by men, who possess the required quality of a leader.”

According to him, Wike has remained inefficient in the discharge of his duties and has failed to live up to the vision of Tinubu’s administration and should, therefore, be sacked from office.

“While the Federal Government has been calm and calculated in its reforms and its explanations to citizens on the rationale behind the policies of the government, Wike has been insensitive; insulting the collective sensibilities of FCT residents and Nigerians in general.”

His actions are avoidably controversial and hurting and his diction has been foul, combative and condescending, as if he is a deliberate punishment sent to FCT by Tinubu,” he added.

The coalition, therefore, called on Tinubu to take decisive action to contain the excesses of Wike.

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