FCT still deciding on ₦5bn palliative – Wike
Written by Taiwo Adekola on August 29, 2023
The Minister, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nyesom Wike, has said his administration has yet to make a decision on how to expend the ₦5billion palliative fund expected from the Federal Government.
Wike revealed the development to pressmen in Abuja last night, after a closed-door meeting with contractors handling several projects in the FCT.
He said, “We are yet to decide on what to do with the ₦2billion palliative. We have not chosen any area yet. Are we going to concentrate on food, we are thinking that the issue of transportation is very very important, particularly the urban mass transit.
Meanwhile, Wike noted that the FCT was not earlier included in the disbursement of the N5billion palliative funds until he wrote a memo informing President Bola Tinubu of the development.
He, however, added that President Tinubu has approved the amount, noting that other states have received ₦2billion already, while expressing confidence that the FCTA will equally soon receive its own.