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You are not only in-charge of borrowing money, you are also in-charge of securing the lives and properties of Nigerians – Wike tells President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop shifting blame on insecurity to state governors and be more effective in securing the lives and properties of Nigerians.

Wike accused Buhari of trying to shift his constitutional obligations to governors without any powers.

He said Buhari should not only be expert in borrowing money for Nigeria, he should also be in charge of other things including security.

Governor Wike spoke at the commissioning of the 21KM Odufor-Akpoku-Umuoye Road in Etche Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday.

“Mr President, you are the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You appoint Inspector-General of Police, you appoint the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, the Commissioner of Police, Director of Department of State Service, and other heads of security.

“Which one do we appoint? How can people appointed by Mr President be under me?

“It is not only to borrow money for Nigeria that you’re in charge. You must also be in charge of other things including security. Who signed order 10? Is it the governors?

“Mr. President was short of calling names of those governors who run to Aso Rock when they are supposed to stay in their states to see the needs of their states and people. Mr. President should have come out openly and said, my APC governors, stop worrying me. Go back to your states and do your work. On that, I support him.

“Thank God, Mr. President knows that I am not one of those that go to visit him over one problem or the other. I, as the governor of Rivers under PDP, you’ll never find me there.”

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