The former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, received congratulations from the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the FCT Youth Network for his appointment as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
The Presidency on Wednesday night, made public the designations of President Bola Tinubu’s ministers.
The Director General of the ACCI, Victoria Akai in a congratulatory note said the Chamber believed Wike’s track record of promoting economic growth in Rivers State, would benefit the FCT.
“The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Nyesom Wike on being appointed the new Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. We think Mr. Wike’s track record of fostering economic development and progress in Rivers State will be advantageous for the Federal Capital Territory.We are eager to work with him and his team to improve the business climate in Abuja, pull in additional investments, and ease trade and commerce.
“We believe the incoming minister will give top priority to the important issues and problems that our members face, like infrastructure development, business accessibility, security, and policy coherence. In order to obtain results that are beneficial to all parties, we also implore the minister to interact with the private sector and to consider the suggestions and recommendations.
n the same vein, Umar Mankeri, the FCT Youth Network’s Youth Leader, praised the President for appointing Wike to act as the FCT’s minister and expressed confidence that “he will do as he has done as governor of Rivers State”.
Mankeri expressed confidence in the knowledge and experience of Wike as former governor and one-time minister, urged the minister to look into the issues of population growth and youth unemployment in the FCT.
“It is worthy of note that we all believe that you will set a new record as the FCT minister. The FCT Youth Network will appreciate it if you can look into our issues in the FCT, as the population has been growing. Also, the issue of unemployment which has brought poverty to our country.
GNB News reports that the newly appointed ministers will be sworn in by the President on Monday, the 21st of August, 2023.