Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has pledged to shut down any residences built in the nation’s capital unlawfully, regardless of whose property will be impacted.
At a news conference held on Monday at the FCT Minister’s office in Garki, Abuja, Wike, who took his oath of office alongside 44 other newly appointed Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, issued the warning.
He said, “All those people who are distorting the master plan of Abuja, too bad. If you know you have built where you are not supposed to build, it will go down.
“Be you a Minister of anywhere, be you an ambassador, if you know you have developed where you were not supposed to develop, your house must go down. Those who have taken over the green areas to build, sorry, our parks must come back, the green areas must come back. If you hate green, you must hate yourself.”