A chieftain of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daniel Bwala has urged the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike to begin his threat to demolish buildings that are not in the original Master Plan of Abuja from the presidential villa, Aso Rock.
Bwala, who spoke on Channels Television, said there are many important things the Minister can focus on, including the demolition of structures.
He also argued that, if the original Master Plan of the FCT must be followed, then the presidential villa, which is the seat of power and some other government assets must be demolished as well.
“The FCT is not like the Ministry of Works; it is an Administration. There are many important things than demolition that make up the Administration of the FCT,” Bwala said.
“Let’s even start with the demolition. He (Wike) said he wants to go back to the original Master Plan. If we may talk about the original Master Plan, let me tell you, the Aso Villa, which sits the President, the seat of power, is not in the original Master Plan, it must go down.
“Secondly, all the military barracks that you see within the FCT are not in the original Master Plan; then the military barracks must go down.
“Thirdly, the famous Asokoro you are hearing and the extension, where all the governors in Nigeria either have liaison offices or their private homes, they are not in the original plan, they must go down. There are many Federal Government assets and buildings in strategic places, that are not in the original Master Plan,“ he said.
The PDP Chieftain acknowledged that Wike, an ex-governor of Rivers State, has the capacity to deliver as a minister, he should calm down and get things done without fight.
After his Inauguration as FCT Minister by President Bola Tinubu on August 21, Wike had sounded a demolition warning to landlords of properties distorting the Master Plan of Abuja.
The minister on Wednesday restated that members of the elite who distorted the original plan of the FCT should get ready for their houses to go down.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; email@example.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)