The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory ,FCT, has advised the Christian Association of Nigeria ,CAN,and the Committee of FCT Imams Initiative,CFII, to be careful with desperate politicians.
Wike gave the advice in a two seperate meetins when he received the Executive members of CAN led by the National President, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh and the Committee of Imams led by the Chairman, Imam Tajudeen Adegun in Abuja.
The FCT Minister who explained that politicians who are desperate for power can do anything to divide the country for their selfish interest, urged the religious Leaders to feel free to ask questions, whenever someone issues are being exaggerated on social media.
He also urged the Clerics to pray for the leadership of the country to succeed.
“God has voted a president for this country, pray for him to succeed… decisions are being taken to address the wrong way things have been done.
This is not the time to criticise, but to help Nigeria to grow.”
“Let me advise all of us. You say you are not politicians, but be careful with politicians who are so desperate to get power.Be careful with politicians who can do anything just because of power. It is not everything you read in social media that is correct. Go and ask questions.
“I am seated here as the minister of FCT, if there is anything you hear that the FCT is trying to do, do not hesitate, just like you wrote for this courtesy call, do not hesitate to also ask, this thing I am hearing, is it correct? So that we will be able to defend the government and defend ourselves.
The Minister further pledged the FCT Administration’s commitment to support the National Christian Centre and the National Mosque, which he described as “national assets”.
He promised to visit the two national monuments to ascertain the nature of assistance that would be provided.
Also, Wike told the CFII to beware of politicians who are angels of disunity and causing divisions where there was no division.
“Politics is over; a president has emerged. It is for you the leaders to now pray for God to guide the president, give him the wisdom, and bring out ideas on how the nation will grow. If he fails, Nigerians have failed,” Wike said.
Earlier, the Leadership of CAN, Most Rev Daniel Okoh who declared CAN’s full support to the Wike-led administration, appealed to the minister to award the contract for the second phase of the rehabilitation of the centre, adding that phase one had been concluded in May 2023.
Similarly, the chairman of CFII, Tajudeen Adegun, who described Wike as a true Nigerian, pledged the initiative’s support towards fostering growth, development, and unity in FCT.