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Wike presents vehicles to FCT chiefs

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has distributed official vehicles to 10 third Class Chiefs in the Territory in an effort to enhance the well-being of traditional rulers.

The Minister of FCT Nyesom Wike emphasized that the gesture aligns with President Bola Tinubu’s renewed vision to empower royal fathers for more effective leadership.

Benefiting 3rd Class Chiefs were drawn from Gomani, Yaba, Bwari, Pai, Garki, Jiwa, Wako, Rubochi, Gwargwarda, and Zuba Chiefdoms.

Presenting the Nissan Semi SUV keys to the traditional rulers in Abuja, the FCT Minister explained that the gesture was part of government efforts to ease the mobility of the traditional leaders.

He said that the government has a responsibility to encourage traditional leaders by providing them all the necessary logistics to enable them do their work with ease.

“I can’t see how traditional rulers will be boarding taxis or entering public transport. That is unacceptable. President Bola Tinubu has directed, that should not be allowed to continue. Has asked that we must do everything possible to make it convenient and easy for you to do your assignment,” he said.

The Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, who expressed heartfelt gratitude to the FCT Minister for the vehicles, pledged to utilize them effectively for the betterment of their communities.

Reporting by  Remi Johnson, editing by Daniel Adejo