Wike Begs FG To Forgive Rivers People
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has appealed to the federal government to forgive the people of Rivers state for any wrong doing they might have committed.
Yans.ng gathered that the Rivers governor made this plea on Tuesday, November 5 in Port Harcourt during maiden delivery of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to downstream investor, Stockgap Terminal by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Bonny.
He highlighted some of the projects in the state that have been neglected.
Wike said: “Because it’s Rivers, FG has refused funding the Bodo-Bonny Highway even when NLNG has agreed to borne 50% of the (N120Billion) project cost.
“Even if Rivers has done anything wrong, please we are begging, forgive us, but I don’t think we have done anything wrong as Rivers people. Rivers is the better place to invest. We continue to support every investment brought here and the gratitude we get is that key investors are embracing our confidence to invest here why some people are de-marketing the state.”
The governor spoke about the earlier promise he made to dredge the Bonny channel wondering why the government has not done it.
He said: “What is the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) doing? Rivers government should now be the one to dredge the channels and NPA is busy collecting levies and revenues from marine operators?
“Why should that be? You don’t expect me to dredge waterways for NPA to be collecting all the money. You (FG) are building a new Port in Lagos, but those in Rivers you rendered idle, grounded with no development attention.”