The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, stated that the Federal Government refunded the South-South State the sum of N78 billion, representing the amount spent on federal roads by the state.
The Governor disclosed this on Wednesday during the launch of Internal Roads Phase 2 in Ikwerre Local Government Area. He added that the refund would be used to execute more projects.
- “Rivers people, the Federal Government has refunded us the money. I have not touched a dime yet and it is in the bank. I will use it for project execution. I kept it to tell those who are making noise to know that I am going to work till the last day in office. I will continue to work for the interest of our people. I’m not resting.
- “They need to know that I will make sure that what is supposed to be done for the people of Rivers State is done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers State and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be.”
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported that Nyesom Wike presented the 2021 budget tagged: “Budget of Recovery and Consolidation,” worth N448.66 billion to the Rivers State House of Assembly in December.
- Rivers State generated total revenue of N64.59 billion, representing 10.5% of the total revenue generated by the 36 States in H1 2020.