FCT residents will sleep with their eyes closed under Wike Ohanaeze – Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural
organization, said Federal Capital Territory will witness tremendous development under former Rivers Governor Nyesome Wike. Ohanaeze remarked while applauding President Bola Tinubu for appointing a Southerner as FCT Minister.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural body said it was a welcome development that the President has finally appointed a Southerner to the position Northerners have occupied since the return of democracy in 1999.
A statement by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze said the last Southerner to occupy the office of
“FCT Minister was late Prof. Miriam Odinchezo ikejiani-Clark, an Igbo and first woman to be appointed as FCT boss by Gen Sani Abacha 1995-97.”
The organization said it is hopeful that Wike will work to ensure that the development of the territory is not lopsided but reflects the interests of all Nigerians.
According to Isiguzoro: “Abuja under Wike will surely taste the magic wand of Mr Projects, a nickname for Wike’s for the good governance in River State. Tinubu and FCT residents can now sleep with their eyes closed.”