‘I don’t have land in Guzape area of FCT’ – Tinubu

‘I don’t have land in Guzape area of FCT’ – Tinubu

“That should be enough for all of us to share in the joy of
commitment, dedication, perseverance, and the little gifts God has endowed us.”

 

The president said Nyesom Wike, minister of the FCT, has
provided “exceptional leadership at a trying time for the country”.

 

“It has been a very challenging time for us in the country.
We are still retooling and rejigging our financial system to bring prosperity
and relief to the people of this country,” he said.

 

 “You have
demonstrated the capacity to build a team, lead a team, and deliver on
promises. I commend you, well done.

 

“To all of you here, to the District Head of Guzape, and the
representatives, litigation is not the answer. Compensation is the answer.
Development that is focused on the people for economic prosperity and benefits
is what we should pursue.

 

“Of what value is a swathe of land that is blocked by hills
and rocks, and that is inaccessible. Let us talk to our people and come
together to help build Nigeria.”

 

On his part, Wike said the contract was initially awarded in
2003 at the cost of N14 billion and was divided into lots 1 and 2 to Dantata
& Sawoe Construction Company Nigeria Limited and Gilmor Engineering
Limited.

 

 “Dantata had left the
site for long. We had to bring them back after the president approved a
memorandum to that effect,” he said.

 

The minister commended Tinubu for not abandoning the project
owing to his belief that government is continuum.