Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has confirmed the receipt of N78billion from the Federal Government.
The money was spent by the Rivers State Government on federal projects in the state.
The governor confirmed that the money has been refunded back to the state on Wednesday while speaking at Isioko, where former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State commissioned Internal Roads Phase 2 in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
“Rivers people, the Federal Government has refunded us the money. I have not touched a dime yet and it is in the bank. I will use it for project execution.
“I kept it to tell those who are making noise to know that I am going to work till the last day in office. I will continue to work for the interest of our people. I’m not resting.
“They need to know that I will make sure what is supposed to be done for the people of Rivers is done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be.”
“No matter the tactics they deplore, no party can take Rivers away from PDP. They have to convince the people why they need the support of Rivers people. It is already known, they have nothing to offer.
“We have something to offer and we have offered it to the people. They are angry that we are commissioning projects. Our business as a party is to make the other people have serious high blood pressure.
“Anywhere they are now crying that we are in every local government inaugurating projects. We are not vindictive. We are a government that carries everybody along.”
Former Governor Obi who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 Vice Presidential Candidate, said; “Accountability in government is the most critical yardstick to determine good governance and to build the trust of the people. For recruitment into governance, competence capacity, and visible performance like we are seeing here today should be embraced.
“The reason why Nigeria is not working today is that people have been recruited based on sentiment and that has to stop because the country is collapsing.
“Every day you Nigeria is borrowing money, and when you ask they say it is being used for capital projects. Please, we want to commission those capital projects. Let them invite us to accompany them for the commissioning. So that when our children ask us about the borrowed money, we can point to the projects to answer them.”
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