Ahmadu Fintiri, the Governor of Adamawa State, has extended his congratulations to Nyesom Wike on his appointment as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),thecable report.
On Monday, President Bola Tinubu administered the oath of office to 45 ministers-designate.
The inauguration ceremony took place at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In a message posted on the X platform on Monday, Fintiri praised Wike’s appointment as “well-deserved.” He noted that Wike’s dedication to serving the people of Rivers State during his tenure as governor had earned him his current position.
“Congratulations on your Senate screening and appointment as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja,” Fintiri remarked.
“Your Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, you have set a precedent and demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities by delivering service and good governance according to the people’s needs during your tenure as Governor of Rivers State, which I believe earned you this position.
“I trust that you will continue to work for the improved growth and development of the FCT, just as you did in Rivers State as Governor.
“I am confident that your influence will continue to encourage our proud tradition of hard work and dedication to our country, as well as involvement in worthwhile political causes.
“My brother and friend, once more, congratulations on your appointment.
“I know you have worked hard to reach this point, and I am delighted that you have been recognized for your accomplishments with this new assignment.
“It is well-deserved.”
Nyesom Wike, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was one of the 45 ministerial nominees who were screened and confirmed by the Senate.
Before his appointment, there were efforts by some members of the PDP to suspend Wike due to his association with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his acceptance of the ministerial offer.
However, Wike clarified that he had written to leaders of his party, including Iliya Damagum, the acting chairman of the PDP, and obtained their approval to join Tinubu’s cabinet.
The PDP had been entangled in a prolonged internal crisis that had divided the party.
The crisis within the opposition party escalated in June of the previous year after Wike lost the PDP presidential nomination to Atiku Abubakar.