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No One Should Tell Me How To Spend N78bn FG Govt Refund – Wike


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has noted that nobody should advise him on how to spend the N79 billion refunded to the state Government by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Rivers State Governor stated this while speaking with the leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, IPAC at Government House, Port Harcourt.

According to Wike, part of the fund will be used to set up a cancer centre in the state, he, however, wondered why his appreciation message to President Muhammadu Buhari was politicized.

“They politicized the fact that I wrote Mr President ‘a thank you’ letter. Why wouldn’t I do that? They paid other of my colleagues their own in 2018. They did not pay us.”

“We have been praying and praying and praying and struggling, and we got approval. We should be thankful for approving the fund for us.”

“As we speak, the money has not been released, but we alt east say thank you for the approval. And if the Federal government decides to pay us the money today, we will build a Cancer Centre because this state deserves to have a cancer centre.”

“All these people that are saying when the federal government pays this money we should do this and that. I will decide which project I will do and the one I will not do but all I know is that I will do what is good for the entire state.”

“When they enter, let them come and do their own,” Wike said.

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