Wike bans congratulatory messages on his ministerial appointment

Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike. Photo/facebook/GovernorNyesomEzenwoWikeCON
Nyesom Wike. Photo/facebook/GovernorNyesomEzenwoWikeCON

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike has placed a ban on all congratulatory messages from friends and well wishers over his ministerial appointment.

He said such congratulatory messages in lamp post billboards, full scale billboards and other such adverts congratulating him on his appointment as Minister constitute serious distractions capable of make him to lose focus on his main assignment in the FCT.
In a statement tagged “Request to members of the public to refrain from placing congratulatory billboards in honour of the FCT Minister ” signed by his Director of Press, Anthony Ogunleye, it was pointed out that “while the Minister deeply appreciates the warm wishes and support of the citizens, he kindly, but strongly requests that such billboards and advertisements be discontinued forthwith”

According to the statement, “the Honourable Minister acknowledges the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill from the residents of the Federal Capital Territory and beyond and understands the sentiment behind these congratulatory displays and is genuinely touched by the show of support.

“However, in the spirit of public service and commitment to his responsibilities, the Minister wishes to focus his full attention on assisting the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, in realizing his vision and Renewed Hope agenda for Nigeria.

The statement further noted that “as the FCT Minister, his foremost duty lies in contributing to the development and growth of the FCT and the well-being of its residents and the nation as a whole.”

Wike said he holds in high regard, the aspirations and expectations of the FCT residents, adding that he remains dedicated to fulfilling his role with utmost sincerity and dedication.

He said he believes that this can be best achieved by concentrating all efforts on the task at hand and joining hands with fellow public servants to serve the country to the best of their abilities.

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