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FCT Minister Wike Wants To Rebuild Abuja

FCT minister Nyesom Wike has called for collective efforts in rebuilding Abuja.

Mr Wike, who made the call in his Independence Day message in Abuja on Sunday, stressed that building a strong and resilient society requires collective effort.

“It means working together to address the issues that confront us, be it in the areas of education, healthcare, infrastructure, or security. It means fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that empowers our youth and creates opportunities for all,” said the former Rivers governor. “As residents of the FCT, we are not only Nigerians but also representatives of our nation’s diversity and unity.”

Mr Wike reiterated the FCT Administration’s dedication to enhancing the infrastructural development of the FCT and improving essential social services to meet the growing needs of residents. He, however, noted that the task could not be accomplished by the FCTA alone.

“It is a collective endeavour that requires the active participation and commitment of every resident. In this regard, I implore all residents to fulfil their civic responsibilities by paying their taxes promptly, including ground rent and utility bills,” explained the minister.

Mr Wike added, “These contributions are crucial for sustaining and enhancing the services and infrastructure that make our city function smoothly.”

“Today, as the FCT minister, I want to call upon each resident of the territory to rededicate themselves to the vision of a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria. Let us be reminded, therefore, of our obligation to society; our responsibilities as citizens extend beyond our rights.”

He said, in Abuja, “where diversity is our strength, let us also remember our unique role as residents” and live up to the tenets of unity that our capital represents.”

Mr Wike urged building “bridges across cultures, religions, and ethnicities” as “we strive to make Abuja a great city.”

“I call upon every resident to join hands with us,” the minister said. 


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