FULL SPEECH: After Receiving N78bn Refund, Wike Says Buhari Is A President For All Nigerians
The controversial governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians.
Recalled, the governor few months ago, accuses Buhari of marginalising Rivers state.
Wike further stated that, he would not receive orders from President Muhammadu Buhari regarding exempting oil companies from flying into his state.
He said he would only receive instructions when there is a dialogue with Buhari, adding that he is not one of the ‘Beggar governors’ who visit Abuja to beg for funds for their states.
Read full statement below:
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
GOVERNMENT HOUSE, P.M.B. 5050, PORT HARCOURT,
RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
Our. Ref. RVGH/GH/PRES.Vol.1/003
Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR
President and Commander-in-Chief of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria
THANK YOU OUR DEAR PRESIDENT
I wish to, on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, appreciate and most sincerely, thank you for graciously approving the refund of the sum of N78.9 billion to the Rivers State Government, as cost of execution of Federal
Government’s road projects in the State.
“Let me also, through you, thank the Vice President, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, as well as other members of the Federal Executive Council, for the support they provided to our request.
“Mr. President has by this remarkable and heart warming gesture shown not only your love for the Government and people of Rivers State, but, also, demonstrated expressively that you are, in deed, 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 with 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.
6. Once again, thank you, Mr. President, and please, be assured of our profound esteem, as always”.
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, GON, GSSRS, POS
Governor, Rivers State.
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