Wike Confirms Receipt Of N78b Spent On Federal Roads In Rivers
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, stated that the Federal Government refunded the South-South State the sum of N78 billion, representing the amount spent on federal roads by the state.
The Governor disclosed this on Wednesday during the launch of Internal Roads Phase 2 in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
He added that the refund would be used to execute more projects.
Wike said: “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 that what is supposed to be done for the people of Rivers State is done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers State and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be.”