Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says Nigerian Governors Discussion board endorsement of contemporary withdrawal of funds by the Federal Authorities from the Extra Crude Account might be contested.
The governor puzzled what occurred to the $1 billion withdrawn from the Extra Crude Account in 2017 on the stance that it will likely be used to fund the struggle in opposition to Boko Haram insurgency within the North-East.
Governor Wike acknowledged this when he performed host to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who was on a courtesy go to to him at Authorities Home, Port Harcourt on Friday.
The Rivers State Governor mentioned he won’t help the plan for a contemporary withdrawal besides Rivers State is given its 13 p.c share from the account.
“Yesterday, I used to be advised that the governors agreed that they’ll take cash from the Extra Crude to help the army. What of the one they took earlier than, the $1 billion that they gave to the army?
“Now once more! This one, I’ll inform my Lawyer Normal; you’ll have to put together, we are going to go to courtroom. I can’t help that one besides they’ll give us our 13 p.c first from that Extra Crude Account,” Wike mentioned.
Gov Wike kicks in opposition to NGF’s place on withdrawal from Extra Crude Account