Nyesom Wike, the Governor of River State has on Tuesday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari on the return of the N78.9bn his administration had used in the execution of FG road projects in the State.
He further said on Tuesday that he would want the President to honour the state’s call when he is invited to witness what the administration has been able to achieve to with both the returned money and its other accomplishments.
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Wike, in his letter of appreciation to Buhari, said the President’s gesture in approving the refund to the state signified his love for Rivers people as well as every state in Nigeria.
Nyesom 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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