FCT Insecurity : Wike queried FCT Council Chairs Over Unnecessary Travels.


FCT Minister Nyesom Wike.

The FCT Minister, Nyesome Wike, has lambasted the area council chairmen for avoiding their responsibilities when needed rather embarking on unnecessary travels.

The minister, who was addressing stakeholders at an emergency security meeting in his office on Tuesday, wondered why the council chairmen would be travelling out of the country even when their areas were facing challenges.

“This time around we will not be happy, where Area Council Chairmen will leave their responsibilities and travel out. We have gotten reports that Council Chairmen travel anytime and then, if anything happens, they will not call anybody’s name except the FCT Minister.

“Recently, NUT embarked on strike and it is not our fault but the Area Councils’. Primary schools are under the body of the Area Councils but again, it will look as if the Ministers are doing nothing but that is not our responsibility. However, we can’t fold our hands and we have invited them to this meeting to see how we can resolve the problem.

“So council chairmen should know that they must live up to their responsibilities. It is not everything that happens, they would say that it is the Ministers that have not taken steps.” Wike stated.