JUST IN: Just In: FCT Minister Wike Makes Fresh Request From Senate

Just In: FCT Minister Wike Makes Fresh Request From Senate

Just In: Makes Fresh Request From


The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (), , on Monday, March 18, urged the Senate to approve security votes for the territory to ensure a seamless response to security threats.

This is even as Wike defended the sum of N1,147,780,610,283.00 as the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) budget for the 2024 fiscal year before the Senate Committees on FCT and FCT Areas Councils.

Nyesom Wike asks senate to give him access to security votes
Photo Credit: Nyesom Wike

He also narrated how he saved $53 million by renegotiating the operations aspect of the light rail contract from $128 million to $75 million.

The minister said the security vote has become necessary to enable the FCTA to fund covert operations by to eliminate threats without going through the rigours of official bureaucracy capable of delaying action and revealing sensitive security information.

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His statement reads in part:

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If you recollect what we said in the security council meeting. I did say that in tackling the issue of , there are certain operations that we call covert operations that even some peoplemay not even know. But in Abuja, or in FCT, no security man can be given N10,000.

“He has to apply. You have to take it to the Permanent Secretary, who will take it to the DFA (Director of Finance and Accounts) before the money will be released.

“Now, in that case, you don't even know whether it is the Permanent Secretary or the DFA giving out information regarding the operation.”

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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