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FCT Residents Unimpressed With Wike’s Performance, Say He’s Building Roads Where Bulk Of People Don’t Live –Senator Kingibe

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A serving Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory under the platform of the Labour Party, Ireti Kingibe has said that the performance of the FCT minister Nyesom Wike has not impressed the residents.

The Senator who said this while appearing on Arise News TV on Sunday, added that all infrastructural projects inaugurated by Wike so far would not benefit the masses.

 

A serving Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory under the platform of the Labour Party, Ireti Kingibe has said that the performance of the FCT minister Nyesom Wike has not impressed the residents.

The Senator who said this while appearing on Arise News TV on Sunday, added that all infrastructural projects inaugurated by Wike so far would not benefit the masses.

She accused the minister of not being interested in solving critical socio-economic issues affecting the people of FCT.

She said, “The minister may be a great minister in a ministry that has no people. But the unique situation of the FCT minister is that apart from infrastructure and roads, he also has to take into consideration the needs of the people in that community. That is the difference between him and the minister of works, or any other ministry.

“The minister of FCT is almost acting as governor for the president. Just like people took me on when those roads were commissioned. They said, ‘Madam, you people are celebrating roads in Maitama, and the Central District, the bulk of people do not live there. Show me the project where people live.’

“That is the difference, it is just like a Governor telling you he built some roads, so he doesn’t care what the needs of people are.

“They (FCT people) have needs. The people are not impressed. At the end of the day, they don’t have water, that fire that happened in Karu could have been prevented if there was water. Any fire tank needed to go all the way to Asokoro to get water, not to mention the fact that there was no access road into the market.”

SaharaReporters in May reported that no fewer than 3,000 residents of Gurfata Ibwa Ward in the Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reportedly lacked access to proper healthcare in their community.

Monitng, a civic technology platform that provides citizens with information to track the progress of public projects and access public data, shared the photographs of the community, noting that over 338 students were being denied education in the community.

Ilevbaoje Uadamen, the founder of Monitng, lamented that the primary health care centre and junior secondary school in the community were in a deplorable condition. He called on Wike and Kingibe to intervene in Tatagyiya community.

SaharaReporters learnt that the health facility had been sealed for close to five years, making residents travel long distances to access medical treatment.

It said, “Dear @GovWike & @IretiKingibe, the current state of the Primary Health Care Centre and Junior Secondary School in Gurfata Ibwa Ward, Gwagwalada, Abuja FCT is now in a deplorable condition, affecting over 3,000 residents and 338 students.

 

“Close to 3,000 residents and 338 students have been denied access to health facilities and access to education in the community.

 

 

“We call on @GovWike and @IretiKingibe to kindly reach out to the responsible authorities to do the needful.

 

“Senator Ireti should try and maintain the relationship before and after election. By reaching out to them.

 

“Project nomination should be what the people desire not what the representatives wishes. Because if the N100billion budgeted for the yearly Zonal intervention projects is well utilized, issues like this will not arise in local communities that they represent.”

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