President Bola Tinubu has cautioned the Minister of the Federal Capital (FCT), Nyesom Wike, against granting free land allocations to individuals.
This admonition was issued by the president during his opening speech at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on Sunday.
Tinubu requested that Wike refrain from providing him with any parcels of land in Abuja free of charge.
However, Tinubu did urge Wike to prioritize the completion of the Abuja metroline for the benefit of the city’s residents. During his speech, Tinubu referred to Wike as the “landlord of Abuja.”
“I want to ride on your metroline. If I ask for free land, do not give me. But deliver the metroline for the good of the greatest number of Nigerians,” Tinubu said.
The minister during an inspection tour on Wednesday, said the Abuja rail mass transit (ARMT) should be completed in eight months.
He took the train ride from the metro station, through the Idu station and then to the airport station.
The rail, which was developed in six phases, was funded with loans from the China EXIM Bank.