President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, praised Governor Nyesom Wike, acknowledging his role as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and his valued advisory capacity.
The president made the comment while in a meeting with a gathering of Rivers state stakeholders at the Presidential Villa.
During the meeting, President Tinubu spoke highly of Governor Wike’s contributions to his administration and expressed deep appreciation for his dedication and effectiveness.
He emphasized that Governor Wike had “hit the ground running” in his multiple roles, affirming the significance of his advice and guidance.
“The Honourable Minister, Wike, is not just the Minister of FCT; he is also my adviser and an admirer of mine. He has hit the ground running, and he should be encouraged by the state,” the president affirmed.
Wike, the immediate past governor of Rivers State, is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He worked for President Tinubu during the 2023 general elections, which has earned him a ministerial role in the All Progressives Congress-led government.
In his remarks, the Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, told the president that the delegation, which included leaders of political parties and past and present members of the state and National Assemblies across parties, was on a solidarity and thank you visit.
“The people of Rivers state voted for you in the last general elections based on their belief in fairness, equity and justice. This is the first time that Rivers state is truly feeling the impact of the federal government since the inception of democracy in 1999,” he said.
The governor noted that the delegation greatly appreciated the president for appointing capable sons and daughters of the state into highly strategic positions within his administration.