Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has donated brand new cars to some traditional rulers in Abuja.

The minister claimed that the action would enhance regional security.

He said his administration would work closely with traditional leaders, calling them crucial allies in reducing crime.


In Abuja, Wike gave the traditional leaders the keys to a Nissan Semi SUV and said that the gesture was part of the government's attempts to make the traditional leaders' travel easier.

According to him, it is the government's duty to support traditional leaders by giving them access to all the facilities they require in order to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively.


Wike said: “Part of that is mobility. I can’t see how traditional rulers will be boarding taxis or entering public transport. That is unacceptable. President Bola Tinubu has directed that that should not be allowed to continue. He has asked that we do everything possible to make it convenient and easy for you to do your assignment.”

He said that in line with the renewed agenda of President Tinubu, every stakeholder has a role to play, including traditional rulers, particularly in the area of security.

He added: “You know your community better than anybody; you know the people within their community, so you will be able to identify those who look like strangers.


“No agency will perform its function without the support of traditional rulers, and we believe that we must partner together to achieve the fight against insecurity.


“So today we are going to hand over 10 vehicles to you to please help in supporting the government to fight insecurity in your domain. Be sure that we are going to work together. If we don’t work together, we will not achieve results, because everybody is important in the fight against insecurity.”


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