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FCT Minister Nyesom Wike Denies Inviting EFCC and ICPC to Investigate Former Minister

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FCT Minister Nyesom Wike Denies Inviting EFCC and ICPC to Investigate Former Minister
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, has denied reports that he invited the EFCC and ICPC to investigate the former FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello. The minister's office stated that the reports were baseless and without merit, clarifying that while concerns were expressed regarding irregularities in project procurement and execution, no action was authorized to initiate an investigation.

The FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has refuted claims made in online publications suggesting that he had invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate the immediate past FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, for alleged irregularities in contract awarding.

In a statement released by the Director of Press in the minister's office, Anthony Ogunleye, the claims were deemed "baseless and without any merit whatsoever." The statement further clarified that while Minister Wike expressed concerns and frustrations regarding observed irregularities during routine inspections of various projects, he neither contemplated nor authorized any action to invite the EFCC or ICPC for an investigation.

The minister's office labeled these reports as products of the authors' imagination, designed to mischievously sow discord and confusion among the general public. It emphasized the FCT Minister's commitment to ensuring the efficient and transparent administration of the Federal Capital Territory.

Regarding the alleged irregularities, the statement highlighted that any actions or decisions taken by the FCT Administration would be conveyed through official channels and in accordance with due process. The FCTA urged the public and well-meaning Nigerians to exercise caution and discernment when encountering such unfounded reports.

In other news, the FCTA announced that Nyesom Wike would be commencing the re-surfacing and rehabilitation of existing roads, as well as remedial works on bridges, in a bid to enhance road infrastructure in the FCT. The project, set to begin on September 11, 2023, will cover 135 roads within Garki, Wuse, Gwarimpa, and Maitama Districts, giving them a new lease of life.

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