A group of Northern statesmen and elders has expressed concerns on safer Federal Capital Territory (FCT) through restoration of its master plan and sustainable development.
The elders said the “bastardisation of Abuja master plan has security implications” and expressed their determination to support the remarkable efforts of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, towards making Abuja safer for residents.
The above statement was made by the North-East Consolidated Peoples Forum (NECPF) resident in Abuja – a group that pursues entrenchment of justice, peace, equity and unity in a democratic Nigeria.
The group which is made up of elders and senior citizens who have contributed to the growth and development of Nigeria a their meeting in Abuja on Sunday said they are also critical stakeholders in the development of the FCT and stated the group has full confidence in the minister’s patriotic zeal in restoring the lost glory of the FCT.
The group lamented that it has witnessed with sadness and helplessness the “unbridled and unfortunate bastardisation of the master plan of the FCT Abuja over the years, which has equally given birth to serious security concerns.
“However, we have noticed seriousness and proactiveness in the present FCT administration under the leadership of Chief Nyesom Wike, who has received full support of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Therefore, we are willing and ready to partner with the FCT administration under his leadership towards making the FCT safer and more conducive for all residents and visitors,” Liman said.
The group added that it has observed that, “Right now, there is a significant improvement in terms of restoration of Abuja master plan; improvement of social decency, security situation, as well as revival of projects abandoned by contractors.
“We know and believe in Wike as a rugged and passionate man. We also know what he achieved in Port Harcourt and Rivers state as a whole in terms of massive infrastructural development among other legacies projects.”
The elders said they tried to draw the attention of relevant authorities to the above matters, but their efforts did not yield any positive result.