FCT Minister Snubs Kingibe’s Calls, Letters on Abuja Insecurity

Senator Ireti Kingibe, who represents the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has lamented that the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, has been ignoring her calls and letters on the issue of insecurity in Abuja.

She also stated that Wike has been avoiding meeting her over the insecurity situation in Abuja, and the Minister has not responded to any of her communications.

Senator Kingibe added that there is a “disconnect” between her and Nyesom Wike, as the only time she met him was when he came to defend the FCT budget.

She said this on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, adding: “I have never met with the minister except when he came for appropriation. I have reached out to him several times.

The minister for some reason thinks Senator Aduda is still the Senator of the FCT. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

“I have WhatsApp messages, I have written him one or two letters and I don’t get any response.”

Kingibe also revealed during the programme that the Senate intends to summon Wike and security agencies over the rising insecurity in Abuja and its surroundings.

She, however, expressed doubts about the Minister complying with the Senate summon, but noted that Wike is expected to inform the Senate about his strategies to tackle the insecurity in the FCT.

“When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committees, especially me, need to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to present their plans on security.

“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is another thing entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.

“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, what the plan is for safeguarding the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan,” the lawmaker said.

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