Gov. Wike praises Buhari, begs President to visit Rivers State

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as indeed a president of every state of the federation.

Wike stated this in a letter he addressed to the president, thanking him for releasing the sum N78.9 billion the Rivers Government used in maintenance of Federal roads in the State.

The Federal government had earlier in the month approved the refund of over N78billion to the Rivers State government for the money spent on the construction of federal roads in the State.

The approval for the refund was made at the third virtual Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This followed a memo presented by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

The Governor, in the letter, also promised that his administration is willing and ready to partner with Buhari-led government “to advance the developmental inspirations of Rivers State in particular, and Nigeria in general.”

The outspoken Rivers Governor further pleaded with the President to “kindly oblige us a State visit… to see what we have accompany for our people with the money.”

Recall that Wike had recently berated the Federal Government for deliberately neglecting Rivers State in the release of N148billion for roads construction across the country.

The Governor declared that the action of the Federal Government is the most shameful act of marginalisation in a Federation where Rivers State contributes to the financial sustenance of the country.

He said Rivers politicians in APC should be able to plead with the Federal Government to site projects in Rivers State to expand their political relevance.

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  • Blossom Adelabu July 1, 2020 12:01:28 AM
    Without Woke describing the president as the father of the nation. Wouldn't he has been?
  • Obanijesu Sunday June 30, 2020 11:59:51 PM
    Thanks for this information candynews
  • Fiberesima Fortune June 30, 2020 11:59:40 PM
    These two people they shouldn't play with our head ohh now wike is praising the president since when
  • Sagama Santos June 30, 2020 11:59:27 PM
    How I wish the president and governor will continue to live in peace
  • Nkechi Juliet June 30, 2020 11:59:09 PM
    That is good it shows that the governor have the interest of the massess at hand
  • GRACE DAVID June 30, 2020 11:54:21 PM
    How I wish the president and governor will continue to live in peace
  • Abbas Mahmud June 30, 2020 11:53:41 PM
    Wow such a huge amount of money spent on federal road
  • Vivian Chidi June 30, 2020 11:53:40 PM
    This Governor na over sabi dey wori am
  • Confidence Aforji June 30, 2020 11:52:52 PM
    The approval for the refund was made at the third virtual Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. This followed a memo presented by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
  • Afolashade Akinhanmi June 30, 2020 11:52:49 PM
    At short of words with Gov of Rivers state
  • Blessing Uduaga June 30, 2020 11:51:35 PM
    Thanks for the information candy news we appreciate your efforts
  • Umezuruike Chidinma June 30, 2020 11:51:25 PM
    Governor wike You have well by apologising
  • Perela Emmanuel June 30, 2020 11:51:03 PM
    When will the President send to bayelsa state
  • EMIATOR EZEKIEL June 30, 2020 11:51:03 PM
    president buhari should visit rivers state as wike as requested
  • Moses Emmanuel June 30, 2020 11:49:58 PM
    For the president to release the sum of 78.9 billion, it means no hard feeling plus, its high time the president visited the state.
  • Agwa Victor June 30, 2020 11:49:54 PM
    Thanks for the information @candynews
  • Elizabeth Ferdinand June 30, 2020 11:49:53 PM
    Good tides as Strict compliance with government regulations is still part of showing love to our neijghbours.
  • Bank Earnest June 30, 2020 11:48:30 PM
    Shower praises to him Mr president
  • ATEJIOYE BABATUNDE DAVID June 30, 2020 11:46:17 PM
    Good tides as Strict compliance with government regulations is still part of showing love to our neijghbours.
  • Sunday Gabriel June 30, 2020 11:43:10 PM
    president buhari should visit rivers state as wike as requested
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