Security, job creation our top priority in FCT – Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr Nyesom Wike has said security and job creation for the residents are key priority areas on the list of his agenda in the territory.

He made this known, Tuesday in Abuja when he received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery on a courtesy visit.According to him, the United Kingdom and Nigeria have a long relationship since the colonial period to independence and that the relationship has been stronger and stronger.

Wike, who was responding to the request of the commissioner on priority areas of the administration, said his interest is centered on the priority of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, which is anchored on eight priorities.

Tinubu had on assumption of office in 2023 listed 8 priority areas of his administration which include food security, poverty ending, economic growth and job creation, access to capital, improving the playing field on which people and particularly companies operate, rule of law and fighting corruption.Wike who said the problems have not been all solved said there is significance progress in addressing them.

He explained that security in Abuja seems different because of the border states of Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi and Kaduna.”We are proud to say that we have turned Abuja site which was not the case in the last past 8 years to construction site.”Creating of job is a priority, what that will mean to the teaming youths is that, more creation of job is not only where it is white cola job, by these activities youths are involved, if you go to the area councils today there are a lot of jobs going on there, that has created way for the youths to be employed,” he said.

Responding, Richard Montgomery said the visit was critical because of the important role the minister and his team play in the commission.

He said: “I have come to seek your view and understanding of approaches to the development of the Federal Capital Territory considering the many initiatives we have seen in the press which will lead to the prosperity of FCT.”





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