Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the federal government has refunded the N78 billion it spent on the construction of federal roads in the state.
According to a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said the state government has now received the payment following the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari in June 2020.
Ebiri said the governor made this known on Tuesday during the commissioning of the second phase of the Isiopko internal roads in Ikwere local government area (LGA) of the state by the former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi.
Governor Wike said the N78 billion is still in the bank, adding that the money will be used for capital projects for the benefits of residents of the state.
“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,” the governor was quoted to have said.
“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.
Source: Naija News