The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has vowed not to take it lightly with politicians obstructing ongoing government projects.

Wike said his mission is to protect the public interest and not massage the selfish egos of politicians.

He spoke while lamenting the decision of a House of Representatives member to obstruct an ongoing project in the Guzape District of FCT over personal gains.

While inspecting some ongoing road projects at Guzape Lot 2, being handled by Gilmour Construction, and Roads B6 and D12 along Constitution Avenue, handled by Julius Berger Construction, Wike said the lawmaker ordered a stop to the project without due process.

“We are not going to take it lightly. This is not a private project; it is a public project, handled by the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

“If there is any complaint, we think that whoever is responsible should complain to us and not go and use the police to stop a legitimate company from constructing work for the use of the public, which was approved by the Federal Executive Council.

“We have directed the contractor to go back and make sure they don’t heed that so-called stoppage. They must go back and complete the work, which we are expecting that Mr President will commission in May,” Wike said.



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