Charly Boy berated the minister for driving such an expensive vehicle in a country where over 20 million children are reportedly out of school with the country’s minimum wage for workers being pegged at N30,000.
A social activist and convener of Our-Mumu-Don-Do, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has lambasted former governor and now Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike over allegedly buying of a N300million armoured Lexus LX600 marked with FCT 01 plate number.
Wike, who was sworn in on Monday alongside 44 other ministers appointed by President Bola Tinubu, trended online a day after his inauguration for allegedly buying a N300 million worth amoured Lexus LX600 marked with FCT 01 plate number.
Reacting to the former Rivers State governor’s alleged purchase of the multimillion Naira vehicle, Charly Boy berated the minister for driving such an expensive vehicle in a country where over 20 million children are reportedly out of school with the country’s minimum wage for workers being pegged at N30,000.
He said, “A minister is driving a 300 million naira vehicle in a country with over 20 million out of school children. A minister is driving a 300 million naira vehicle in a country where the minimum wage
However, Wike has denied the social media reports that he bought a N300m Armoured Lexus car on assumption of office.
Wike, who made the denial on Wednesday, challenged journalists to touch the car to confirm whether it was a bulletproof car or not.
After his tour of the Abuja Light Rail, he was quoted as saying, “We are now going to the office to have a direct report from each of the departments, but I have seen what is going on in the social media; how you (FCTA Permanent Secretary) bought a bulletproof car of N300m that I am using.
“So, I want you people to go hit your hand there (on the car) and see whether it is a treated car. With all due respect, people should be careful not to destroy other people.
“When I came, the Permanent Secretary said they have a car for us, and the car we use is this. I have never approved any car to be bought and I have not used an official bulletproof car. Whether I have cars as governor? Yes, as a governor, what do you expect I should have? But, I am not using bulletproof car as FCT minister, so we should report the right thing, and not destroy ourselves. I want you to take a look at where you have the flag, and see whether it is a bulletproof car.”