Wike’s multi- million naira SUV customised with ‘FCT 01’ surfaces online, Nigerians react.
.The minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, has done the unthinkable as he resumes office in a dramatic way.The former Rivers governor stirred reactions with his choice of automobile on the first day at work in Abuja
The minister on Tuesday, August 22, arrived at his office in an armoured Lexus LX 600 SUV with the plate number ‘FCT – 01’
FCT, Abuja – The newly inaugurated minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike’s choice of automobile for his first day at work has become a debate in the polity.
Wike has assumed office in a multi-million naira SUV vehicle marked ‘FCT 01’. Photo credit: @MobilePunch Source: Twitter
Wike on Tuesday, August 22, arrived at the FCTA in an armoured Lexus LX 600 SUV with the plate number ‘FCT – 01’, and this got many talking.
Breakdown of Wike’s vehicle (price) in US dollars and Naira:
It has been reported that a search on the official Lexus website puts the price of this SUV starting from $100,115; this is equivalent to N75,764,028.55.
How much is $100,000.00 – the one hundred thousand US dollars is worth ₦74,629,274.40 (NGN) today or seventy-four million six hundred twenty-nine thousand two hundred seventy-four naira 40 kobos as of 03:00 AM UTC. The mid-market currency rates was utilised to convert USD against NGN currency pair.
Therefore the cost price of Wike’s vehicle is worth, N75,764,028.55, in Nigerian currency, naira.
Nigerians react to Wike’s plate number as FCT minister
Nigerians took to X (formerly Twitter) of the Punch and reacted to the development.
“Who him papa money miss?
“E supposed be FCT – 001 nah
“Wikematics, Abuja go know say there’s a new sheriff in town .”
“If you don’t gerrit, forget about it.”
“Is Wike supposed to assume office in a kabu-kabu or tuk-tuk?
“Wike knows how to create attention and keep his name in the news, I guess it’s time we ignore him and let him lead the agbados to where dem no know.”
“This is why WIKE betrayed the Rivers state people and they sit there watching! Okay.”
“This people dey chop money sha.”
Atiku’s aide warns Wike, highlights FCT residents’ basic needs
Daniel Bwala, an aide to the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has urged the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to be careful.
Recall that Wike vowed to demolish houses illegally constructed within the nation’s capital, no matter whose property will be affected.
FCT Minister Wike sends strong message to herdsmen
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The former governor said herdsmen could rear their cattle outside the city but would no longer be allowed to graze on the grasses used for the beautification of the city.