The new Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has said he is not in office to fly any party’s flag.
Wike, the immediate-past Governor of Rivers State, said he will only fly the Nigerian flag and ensure the nation’s capital returns to the dreams of the founding fathers.
Speaking at his maiden news conference in Abuja on Monday, Wike said he will not fly any party’s flag because it does not matter to him.
He was reacting to questions about whether he would fly the national flag and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or that of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC.
Reacting, he said: “Why should anyone be bothered about what party flag I will be flying? Okay, bring PDP flag, I will fly it, bring the Labour Party flag, I will fly it. The FCT is in this state and you think the people are bothered about the party flag I fly? I will fly the Nigerian flag and ensure the FCT returns to the dreams of the founding fathers.
We will bring FCT back to where it ought to be. So many people have complained that this is not the FCT of the founding fathers. We must tackle issue of security. FCT should be where people come for holidays.”
He also reeled out a 10-point agenda with emphasis on Security, City Sanitation, Preservation of the Abuja Master Plan, Infrastructure Development, Restoration of Green Areas, Removal of Shanties, Plugging Revenue Leakages, Ground Rents Payment, among others.
Wike warned that the administration under his leadership will not take excuses from security agencies as they will provided with the required tools to work as issue of security is germane.