Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has dismissed media reports claiming he plans to investigate his predecessor, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. The reports had claimed that Wike plans to invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate the immediate past FCT minister, Bello, over certain irregularities in the award of contracts….CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING
However, the former Rivers state governor, in a statement released on Saturday, September 9, debunked the claim.
The statement signed by Anthony Ogunleye, Director of Press at the Office of the FCT Minister, described the reports as “entirely baseless and without any merit whatsoever.”
Ogunleye added that the reports are “clearly designed to mischievously sow discord and confusion among the general public.”
Contracts awards: Wike expresses concerns
The statement, nevertheless, confirmed that Wike, during his routine inspections of various projects within the FCT, expressed concerns and frustrations regarding irregularities observed in the procurement and execution of some projects.
“However, at no point did he contemplate or authorize any action by anyone within or outside the FCT Administration to invite the EFCC or ICPC to investigate the former FCT Minister in connection with these or any other matters,” Ogunleye reiterated.
He urged the public to disregard the story in its entirety.
FCT: Wike orders demolition of shanties at Kabusa Junction
In another report, Wike ordered the demolition of shanties at Kabusa Junction in Dutse District, Abuja.
The demolition exercise was led by the FCTA Department of Development Control director, Mukhtar Galadima.
Speaking to journalists during the operation, Galadima revealed that the demolition exercise was necessary to sanitise the area. He revealed that the shanties have begun to increase and have negatively affected the serenity of the environment….CONTINUE READING