From Fred Itua, Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, on Saturday, said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s “Renewed Hope” agenda is already a reality.

Wike stated this when he visited the ongoing construction of the Vice President’s residence in Abuja on Saturday.

He said the FCT is wearing a new look in terms of intrastromal development in line with Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda.

He said several projects in FCT would be inaugurated to celebrate Tinubu’s one year in office and in fulfilment of the President’s agenda to renew the lost hope of Nigerians.

Wike added that key completed projects would be inaugurated to demonstrate the reality of President Tinubu’s promise of renewed hope to the people.

This, according to him, will further strengthen citizen’s trust in the government.

He said: “Let the residents know that the renewed hope agenda is a reality, because if you don’t tell people this has been done nobody will know that things have been done.

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“Let people know that yes, this is the promise we made, and within one year in office, this is what we have been able to achieve, as far as FCT is concerned.

“Not just the infrastructure, changing the structure of FCT is another achievement.”

On the location of the VP residence, Wike said the Federal Government decided where the residence should be sited, adding that they have taken everything into consideration.

He said the FCT Administration has invited the Office of the National Security Adviser for their advice, adding that the office had looked at the location and made inputs.

On the possibility of traffic congestion, the minister said the Federal Capital Development Agency and Julius Berger were making the needed amendment where necessary.

“So, on the issue of traffic, I don’t think it is a problem,” he added.

He explained that the visit was to see whether the residence would be ready for inauguration in May, and to ensure that security features and other concerns were adequately taken care of.

He assured that work was ongoing and everything was being put together to make the residence the best in terms of quality, security, and accessibility.