The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as certainly a president of each state of the federation.
Wike said this in a letter he addressed to the president, thanking him for releasing the sum N78.9 billion the Rivers Authorities utilized in upkeep of Federal roads within the State.
The Federal authorities had earlier within the month accepted the refund of over N78billion to the Rivers State authorities for the cash spent on the development of federal roads within the State.
The approval for the refund was made on the third digital Federal Govt Council assembly on the State Home, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This adopted a memo offered by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
The Governor, within the letter, additionally promised that his administration is prepared and able to accomplice with Buhari-led authorities “to advance the developmental inspirations of Rivers State specifically, and Nigeria typically.”
The outspoken Rivers Governor additional pleaded with the President to “kindly oblige us a State go to… to see what now we have accompany for our individuals with the cash.”
Recall that Wike had not too long ago berated the Federal Authorities for intentionally neglecting Rivers State within the launch of N148billion for roads building throughout the nation.
The Governor declared that the motion of the Federal Authorities is probably the most shameful act of marginalisation in a Federation the place Rivers State contributes to the monetary sustenance of the nation.
He stated Rivers politicians in APC ought to be capable to plead with the Federal Authorities to website initiatives in Rivers State to develop their political relevance.