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Governor Wike commends FG for returning N78.9bn to the state


The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday formally sent an invitation to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to his state, to witness first hand his government’s accomplishments.

Wike also took advantage of the opportunity to thank the president for approving the refund of N78.9bn to his state which serves as cost of execution of Federal Government’s road projects in the state.

Wike, who said in a letter of appreciation addressed to the President, that President Buhari’s approval to refund to the state N78.9bn was a clear indication that he has the interest of the people of Rivers state, and Nigeria at heart .

Wike said, “Mr. President has by this remarkable and heartwarming gesture shown not only your love for the government and people of Rivers State, but also demonstrated expressively that you are, indeed, a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians.

 “I assure you that the Rivers State Government is willing and ever ready to cooperate and partner the Federal Government to advance the developmental aspirations of Rivers State in particular, and our nation in general.

“I wish to, therefore, appeal to Mr. President to kindly oblige us with a state visit when invited, to see what we have accomplished for the state and our people with the money.”


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