Wike Alleges Discriminations in FG Refunds Over Federal Projects

Governor Nyensom Wike of River State has accused the Federal Government of alleged discrimination in its refunds of money for federal projects to state.
According to him, Rivers state was delisted from the list of states benefiting from the refund.
“Let nobody de-market Rivers State. This ugly politics will not work. We have not benefited anything from the APC Federal Government since 2015.

“They are refunding money for Federal projects, but they de-listed Rivers State. But I will not bow to anyone, I will only continue to respect constituted authority.” the Governor said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simon Nwakudu.

Furthermore, the Governor warned the former governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to stop demarketing the state on the national level.
The statement added, “Chibuike Amaechi claimed on NTA Tuesday live that he did not bring the railway to Rivers State because of insecurity, what about Kaduna and Daura with very high level of insecurity, yet they took railway there.

“Just this week, the President Muhammadu Buhari met with the governors of 19 northern states and they discussed how to stem the tide of insecurity in the region. Yet they were not denied projects.

“For how long will Chibuike Amaechi continue to de-market Rivers State. Was it insecurity that made him not to give the President Muhammadu Buhari 25percent during the last elections?

“You claim Rivers State is insecure, but you came to the state to hold your birthday. Every Rivers indigene owes it a duty to protect the state”.

“When I came on board as Governor in 2015, we met an Internally Generated Revenue of N4.5billion monthly. But now, it has grown to N8-9billion monthly . If the state is not safe, our Internally Generated Revenue will not be on the increase?” Wike asked.


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