Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari as he approved the refund of N78.9billion to Rivers State Government as cost of execution of Federal Government’s road projects in the state.
The governor who is vehemently critical of President Buhari’s government also invited the president to visit Rivers State and see his administration’s accomplishments.
He further noted that the approval of the fund showed Buhari’s love for the people of Rivers, adding that he (Buhari) has demonstrated that he is indeed the President of every State of the Federation and all Nigerians.
“Mr. President has by this remarkable and heartwarming gesture shown not only your love for the government and people of Rivers State, but also demonstrated expressively that you are, indeed, a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians.
“I assure you that the Rivers State Government is willing and ever ready to cooperate and partner the Federal Government to advance the developmental aspirations of Rivers State in particular, and our nation in general.
“I wish to, therefore, appeal to Mr. President to kindly oblige us with a state visit when invited, to see what we have accomplished for the state and our people with the money.”
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