Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has warned members of the public to stop placing billboard advertisements in his honour, following his appointment to the position.
His spokesperson, Anthony Ogunleye, said this in a statement on Sunday.
While acknowledging the kindness of FCT citizens, Wike said he would prefer to devote all of his efforts to helping President Bola Tinubu carry out his vision and the Renewed Hope programme for Nigeria.
“While the Minister deeply appreciates the warm wishes and support of the citizens, he kindly, but strongly requests that such billboards and advertisements be discontinued forthwith.
“The Hon. Minister acknowledges the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill from the residents of the Federal Capital Territory and beyond and understands the sentiment behind these congratulatory displays and is genuinely touched by the show of support.
“However, in the spirit of public service and commitment to his responsibilities, the Minister wishes to focus his full attention on assisting the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, in realizing his vision and Renewed Hope agenda for Nigeria,” he said.
Wike said he looks forward to working hand-in-hand with all stakeholders to build a stronger, more prosperous, and united FCT.
“He believes that this can be best achieved by concentrating all efforts on the task at hand and joining hands with fellow public servants to serve the country to the best of their abilities.
“Chief E.N. Wike sincerely hopes that the public will understand his perspective and continue to extend their support and cooperation.
“He looks forward to working hand in hand with all stakeholders to build a stronger, more prosperous, and united FCT and Nigeria,” the statement added.