Adewale Adeniyi, the acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, met with Nyesome Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday to request land in the FCT for the construction of schools.
Abdullahi Maiwada, the service’s national public relations officer, made this announcement on Friday.
Adeniyi, who congratulated Wike on his appointment, outlined the significance of FCT in the development of the country in the statement.
“The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is crucial to Nigeria, and I think that if we get it right there, we can get it right everywhere in Nigeria,” he said.
He continued, “We think Nigerians will look forward to a smart and proud FCT. We anticipate transparency and integrity.”
Given the significant presence of more than 2,500 service personnel in Abuja, the CGC underlined the necessity of policies to support the service in carrying out its mandates in the Federal Capital Territory.
“In order to address this issue, I am pleading with the minister to grant land so that elementary and secondary schools can be built in Abuja for the offspring of customs officers,” he continued.
In response, Wike gave the CGC his word that he would set aside land for buildings that would meet the needs of the service.
In addition, Wike pledged his unwavering support to ensure that his term was a success.
The former governor of River State stated that NCS’s letter requesting land allocation had just been received by his ministry and would, he said, be approved eventually.
“We are prepared to approve NCS’ request, considering the good intentions of the CGC to establish schools to ensure quality education,” Wike said. “Our policies, like that of Nigeria Customs Service, are to generate revenue to carry out projects in Abuja.”