The Acting Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Prof Okechuku Onuchuku, has revealed that the appointment of the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Chief (Barr ) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will make it economically viable.
Onuchuku who said this in a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday, based his points on the robust economic profile and channels created by Wike during his reign as Rivers State Governor.
The Ecomonics icon said the appointment of the ‘Mr. Projects’ as the helmsman of the FCT will now expose all the hidden treasures therein, and open it up for investment opportunities.
“Few days of his resumption in office, he had chat with contracts handling some projects in Abuja. Look at the tour of the Abuja Light Rail, that’s the way to go”, he said, while calling on Abuja residents to be prepared to work with the new sheriff in town for their optimum interest.
The University teacher, who double as an arrow head in Business Management, said it only takes large hearted people like Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to bring about business growth to a people.
According to him, development mantra cannot be pushed by self minded men, but people with driving force for positive change.
“I can tell you for free, Wike has gone to renew Abuja. He will like to make name for the country and not for himself”, he said.
Prof. Onuchuku expressed the view the President Bola Tunubu was foresighted in making Wike the FCT minister, and described him as a square peg in a square hole.
Noting that the Minister has started moves to restructure the FCT with the evidence of demolishing some unapproved buildings, Onuchuku, however appealed to Nigerians and all residents of Abuja, to give Wike the needed support to enable him bring out the best in the place.