Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory explaining a point during an interview.

Fall Out Of The Rivers Trip: Tinubu Admits, “Wike Is My Adviser” 

Fall Out Of The Rivers Trip: Tinubu Admits, “Wike Is My Adviser”

By PHC Telegraph

President Bola Tinubu addressing the delegation of Rivers people led by Governor Siminalayi Fubara who paid him a visit in Abuja on Thursday.


President Bola Tinubu has described the Minister of the FCT, Barr. Nyesom Wike as his adviser.

The President who spoke behind closed doors when a delegation of Rivers leaders paid him a solidarity visit at the Presidency on Thursday revealed that Wike is more than a Minister.

Ajuri Ngelale, Presidential spokesman quoted President Bola Tinubu as saying, “The Honourable Minister, Wike, is not just the Minister of FCT, he is also my adviser and an admirer of mine.”

Tinubu expressed satisfaction with the activities of the former Rivers State Governor as a cabinet Minister.

Nigeria’s number one diplomat stated,” He (Wike) has hit the ground running and he should be encouraged by the State”.

Standing together: Governor Siminalayi Fubara (L) and his predecessor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, current FCT Minister at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.

President Tinubu said he has heard the request of the Rivers people over the dilapidated Eleme-Onne axis of the East West Road which leads to the refinery in Port Harcourt.

He assured the people of Rivers State of the determination of the Federal administration to reposition the country.

There is no reason, the President stressed, why the Rivers people who are richly endowed and supportive of the nation and his administration should not be carried along.

Tinubu acknowledged the significant contributions of Rivers State towards the advancement of the nation and promised he would leave no stone unturned in his effort to turn Nigeria around.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  (in blue) exchanging views with a member of the delegation while others look on.


He urged Nigerians, particularly the younger generation, to be a bit more patient with the Government.

“I am the captain and chief salesman of the country”, Tinubu remarked, “We have to reverse the trend and achieve possibilities within a short period of time.”

“Our people have high expectations of us”, the President emphasized, “I pledge to work hard, and I pray to God to put me on the right path, not to disappoint Nigerians.”

Faces of other members of the delegation of the Rivers delegation who were at Aso Rock to visit the President.


Earlier, the leader of the Rivers delegation, Governor Siminalayi Fubara lauded the President and assured him of the resolve of Rivers people to back his administration.

He however made a strong case for the rehabilitation of the Eleme-Onne end of the East West Road which would take traffic to the Port Harcourt Refinery and beyond.

If all goes according to plan, the refinery which comes on stream in December may play a pivotal role in the stabilization of the pump price of petrol and the reduction of refined crude.

Talking to newsmen after the closed door meeting, Barrister O.C.J Okocha’s (SAN) said Rivers people seized the opportunity of the visit to thank the President for appointing some their sons to serve under his administration.

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