Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has urged the federal government to not use COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to not spend money on fundamental infrastructure.
Wike made this assertion when he led Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State and present Chief Whip of the Senate, on a facility tour of the ultramodern Authorities Home hospital and administrative constructing in Port Harcourt, the State capital, on Thursday.
The governor mentioned Rivers wouldn’t be a part of the league of States that disguise beneath the guise of the coronavirus outbreak to disclaim the folks important infrastructure like roads, water and electrical energy.
In line with Wike, “COVID-19 can’t be an excuse to any authorities. COVID-19 is a nasty factor, but it surely has come. It would go whether or not we prefer it or not. However folks will even be alive.
“Infrastructure have to be offered, so you possibly can’t say due to COVID-19 nothing will probably be performed.
“On the time COVID-19 ends, what’s going to the folks be dealing with? Lack of fundamental infrastructure.
“So, due to COVID-19, I’m not going to be doing something? I’m not a celebration to that.
“I’ll proceed to work whether or not there may be COVID-19 or not.”