July 20, 2024

Rivers State Governor finally confesses, appreciates Buhari for funding state projects

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the release of the 13% allocation of Niger Delta states since 1999.

The governor made the commendation while speaking on Friday at the commissioning of the Doctor Nabo Graham Douglas Law School built by the Rivers state government.

As explained by Wike, part of the money was used for the numerous projects built by his administration.

He applauded Buhari for not playing politics with the money despite being in a different political party.

His words, “Monies that were not paid since 1999, the 13% deductions, Mr. President approved and paid all of us from Niger Delta states.

“For me, it will be unfair not to say to the public. It is not from FAAC money it is the money paid to me as Rivers State, Delta State, Akwa Ibom State, Edo State and Bayelsa State.

“So I want to sincerely, from my heart and on behalf of the government and people of the state, thank Mr. President for this because as an opposition government, he may have as well say don’t pay, you can’t do anything.

“After all since 1999 the money has not been paid. Did we do anything?

“So I want to sincerely thank him just on that one,” he said.

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