Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has criticized the deliberate flag off of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail strains by the federal authorities.
Governor Wike, who spoke in the course of the commissioning of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo street in Emohua Native Authorities space of the state, mentioned the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail strains isn’t the undertaking that Rivers individuals need.
The Governor additionally faulted the deliberate flag off of the Bonny Dip Sea Port, claiming that the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari has no plans to finish the undertaking.
“Allow them to inform us what they’ve completed for Rivers State. I hear they need to flag-off the rail line from right here to Maiduguri. Is that what we’d like?
“You need to construct Bonny Seaport. This can be for what number of years. Earlier than the drawing would come out, has the federal government not left? They’re solely utilizing these issues as a bait to set a entice for you and also you individuals will fall into it. We solely have this 12 months. Subsequent 12 months is political 12 months. So inform them we can’t be deceived any longer,” Wike mentioned.
In the meantime, the previous Governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido says the All Progressives Congress has not initiated and commissioned a single undertaking over 5 years because it went over to the federal government on the federal degree.
Lamido, who was the Particular Visitor of Honor in the course of the commissioning of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo street in Emohua Native Authorities Space of Rivers state, mentioned many of the tasks being commissioned by the federal authorities had been initiated by the final administration of the Peoples Democratic Celebration.