By Chioma Nnodim
Minister, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Barr Nyesom Wike, says no sentiment; no emotions will be considered in his efforts to do the right thing in FCT.
Wike stated this in Abuja, while reacting to a trending video on social media showing the staff of Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company, AUMTCO, crying over the sack of the company’s Managing Director.
The MD and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Najeeb Abdulsalam, was among the 21 heads of parastatals, agencies, and companies of the FCT Administration that were recently sacked by the minister.
Wike further explained that he would do the right thing for the interest of residents of the FCT and Nigerians at large.
“That is why when I watch people on video, crying that somebody has been removed and that he has been doing well, but the question is, if you have been doing well, where are the buses?
“No sentiment, no emotions will be considered when we are doing what is right. We will do the right thing for the interest of the people.
“If you like, carry 20 people, put video and cry as much as you want to cry, it will not bother us. What bothered us is the reality on ground,” the minister said.
He advised political appointees to always prepare to leave office at any time because someone might come and would want to have a total change.
“You are not a civil servant where you will say nobody is supposed to retire me because I am not up to the age of retirement.
“Even as a minister, I can be relieved of my position now. You don’t need to cry; some other people will come and all we pray for is, let us get the best,” Wike said.