If I ask for free land in Abuja, don’t give me — President Tinubu tells FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike

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President Bola Tinubu has told Nyesom Wike, minister of the FCT, not to give him free land should he ask for one.

Tinubu charged Wike to deliver the Abuja metro line for the good of the city instead. The president spoke in Abuja, on Sunday, while declaring open the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). He described Wike as the “landlord of Abuja”.

“I want to ride on your metro line. If I ask for free land, do not give me,” Tinubu said.

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“But deliver the metro line for the good of the greatest number of Nigerians.”

During an inspection tour on Wednesday, Wike said the Abuja rail mass transit (ARMT) should be completed in eight months. The FCT minister took the train ride from the metro station, through the Idu station and then to the airport station.

The rail, which was developed in six phases, was funded with loans from the China EXIM Bank.


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