Allow Wike to develop FCT, Rivers Youths tell detractors


Youths from Rivers State under the auspices of Rivers State Youths Association, RSYA, have called on detractors to allow the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Barr Nyesom Wike to concentrate on developing the territory as mandated by President Bola Tinubu.

The youths also commended President Tinubu for appointing former Rivers State governor, Wike as minister of the FCT, expressing unflinching support for the minister and strongly advised his critics and political foes to allow him to focus on the national assignment for the benefits of all Nigerians.

The spokesperson of the association, Comrade Chimelem Woka who spoke on behalf of the group in a press briefing in Abuja said they decided to plead with enemies of Nigeria to allow the FCT minister to breathe and do his work, while they also appealed to President Tinubu to give the minister a mayoral status.

The youths while reacting to some negative statements from certain leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the national and state levels, said, “We as the Rivers State Youth Association are debunking the claims about our dear former governor and the current minister of the FCT, Wike, by some of those party members or any other individual.

“We tend to understand, based on the claims made against Wike that those involved are disciples of the current governor, who by this act are not helping matters as it stands.

“Regardless of all claims, we see Barr Nyesom Wike as a man of the people who loves all peoples of Rivers state and Nigeria in general. He is without doubt, the best governor that Rivers state has ever had.”

The youths praised Wike for recording huge achievements in all sectors of Rivers economy, including education.

They added that Wike established an Education Trust Fund of N90 million for nine children of Basic Education schools who emerged victorious in national educational competitions between 2015 and 2019.