At the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu expressed his concern to Minister of the Federal Capital (FCT), Nyesom Wike, that no lands should be allocated for free to any individual.
Tinubu also urged Wike to prioritize the completion of the Abuja metroline for the benefit of the city’s residents.
During his speech, Tinubu referred to Wike as the “landlord of Abuja.”
“I want to ride on your metroline. If I ask for free land, do not give me. But deliver the metroline for the good of the greatest number of Nigerians,” Tinubu said.
The minister during an inspection tour on Wednesday, said the Abuja rail mass transit (ARMT) should be completed in eight months.
He took the train ride from the metro station, through the Idu station and then to the airport station.
The rail, which was developed in six phases, was funded with loans from the China EXIM Bank.