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FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by contigiency(m): 5:48am On Jan 14
The N78 billion spent by the Rivers State government to fix federal roads in its domain has been refunded, Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, confirmed Wednesday. Wike confirmed the receipt of the cash during the inauguration of the Isiokpo Internal Roads (Phase II) in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state by former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi.

The governor assured the refunded money would be deployed in providing more critical projects across the state to enhance the socio-economic life of Rivers people. He said despite being in his second term, he would continue to work relentlessly, for the interest of the state, and improve its stakes.

He said: “Rivers people! The Federal Government has refunded us the money. I have not touched a dime from it. 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 what is supposed to be done for the people of Rivers State will be done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers State and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be.”

Rating himself high, the governor it would be difficult for any other party to take state away from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the record of his administration’s performance. He claimed to have laid a good foundation by completing all the projects that he inherited from his predecessor and would complete all the projects that he initiated so that his successor would have a smooth sail in governance.

He said: “No matter the tactics they deplore, no party can take Rivers State away from the PDP. They have to convince the people why they need their support. It is already known, they (other parties) have nothing to offer. “We have something to offer and we have offered it to the people. They are angry that we are commissioning projects. Our business as a party is to make the other people to have serious high blood pressure.

Wike recalled that he promised to change the narrative of neglect of Isiokpo people by the previous administration and had kept his promise by completing rehabilitation of all their internal roads. He spoke of plans to execute more projects in the area, listing the reconstruction of the Ogbodo -Isiodu link road and the rehabilitation of all internal roads in Omerelu community as parts of the programme.

He said only council chairmen who had so far demonstrated competence in office and evidence of projects would qualify for re-election.
Wike said: “Government is about what you can bring to your people. It is not what you will put in your pocket. People of Ikwerre Local Government and Isiopko, ask your people what they have brought back home for the good of the town.

Obi lamented that the Federal Government kept borrowing in the guise of using it for capital projects to mortgage the future of posterity. Obi said the access roads provided by Wike to the Isiopko people would raise their quality of life. He said: “Accountability in government is the most critical yardstick to determine good governance and to build the trust of the people. For recruitment into governance, competence capacity, and visible performance like we are seeing here today should be embraced.”

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by atiku4President: 5:54am On Jan 14
Very good step towards accountability. Please, let your people know how and when you start spending the money.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Akaegwu(m): 5:54am On Jan 14
Let him quickly start work on other roads and amenities that needs urgent attention..
If he doesn't want to, let him give me my own potion of the money make I use it play bet9ja.
Our government like mentioning large amounts of money with little to show for it.
Ask bet Apostles. You will be hearing about people winning millions without you winning shishi.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Nanaborga(m): 5:54am On Jan 14
Okay good , use this money to offload some of the state debt, nor loot this money ooooo , because I know say you and your cronies go see this one as free money

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by imaxdocuments: 5:57am On Jan 14
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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Akaegwu(m): 6:05am On Jan 14
contigiency:
The N78 billion spent by the Rivers State government to fix federal roads in its domain has been refunded, Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike, confirmed Wednesday. Wike confirmed the receipt of the cash during the inauguration of the Isiokpo Internal Roads (Phase II) in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state by former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi.

The governor assured the refunded money would be deployed in providing more critical projects across the state to enhance the socio-economic life of Rivers people. He said despite being in his second term, he would continue to work relentlessly, for the interest of the state, and improve its stakes.

He said: “Rivers people! The Federal Government has refunded us the money. I have not touched a dime from it. 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 what is supposed to be done for the people of Rivers State will be done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers State and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be.”

Rating himself high, the governor it would be difficult for any other party to take state away from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the record of his administration’s performance. He claimed to have laid a good foundation by completing all the projects that he inherited from his predecessor and would complete all the projects that he initiated so that his successor would have a smooth sail in governance.

He said: “No matter the tactics they deplore, no party can take Rivers State away from the PDP. They have to convince the people why they need their support. It is already known, they (other parties) have nothing to offer. “We have something to offer and we have offered it to the people. They are angry that we are commissioning projects. Our business as a party is to make the other people to have serious high blood pressure.

Wike recalled that he promised to change the narrative of neglect of Isiokpo people by the previous administration and had kept his promise by completing rehabilitation of all their internal roads. He spoke of plans to execute more projects in the area, listing the reconstruction of the Ogbodo -Isiodu link road and the rehabilitation of all internal roads in Omerelu community as parts of the programme.

He said only council chairmen who had so far demonstrated competence in office and evidence of projects would qualify for re-election.
Wike said: “Government is about what you can bring to your people. It is not what you will put in your pocket. People of Ikwerre Local Government and Isiopko, ask your people what they have brought back home for the good of the town.

Obi lamented that the Federal Government kept borrowing in the guise of using it for capital projects to mortgage the future of posterity. Obi said the access roads provided by Wike to the Isiopko people would raise their quality of life. He said: “Accountability in government is the most critical yardstick to determine good governance and to build the trust of the people. For recruitment into governance, competence capacity, and visible performance like we are seeing here today should be embraced.”
Where is the picture of Obi and wike?
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by contigiency(m): 6:06am On Jan 14
This Peter Obi talks like a mad man at times. All he spends time doing is criticizing the federal government. Whatever the state governments do with their own money does not concern him. If he is serious about his criticism, let him forget about party affiliation and criticize Abia, Benue Bayelsa, Delta and other states government on what they are doing with their own allocations including the one they are borrowing.

I will be listening to him if he is saying that this government has borrowed so so Nx amount for so so project, but that the project is not being executed. But to just be ranting about borrowing without balancing the argument is a no no to me.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Afamed: 6:18am On Jan 14
contigiency:
This Peter Obi talks like a mad man at times. All he spends time doing is criticizing the federal government. Whatever the state governments do with their own money does not concern him. If he is serious about his criticism, let him forget about party affiliation and criticize Abia, Benue Bayelsa, Delta and other states government on what they are doing with their own allocations including the one they are borrowing.

I will be listening to him if he is saying that this government has borrowed so so Nx amount for so so project, but that the project is not being executed. But to just be ranting about borrowing without balancing the argument is a no no to me.

Obi the lying IPoB is a known man who speaks with 2 sides of his mouth. He's an hypocrite. When he was a Gov, years ago in Anambra, he could not keep with a simple promise he had with Doctors in Anambra which made them to go on strike for good over 8 months

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by jlinkd78(m): 6:30am On Jan 14
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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Dagger111(m): 6:36am On Jan 14
Op!! Fixing or fxing? Correct that damn thing b4 i ban u here for 600yrs.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by xcesspaschal(m): 6:36am On Jan 14
Money for 2023 election don show

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Christimua: 6:36am On Jan 14
shocked
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by TroubleIsland(m): 6:36am On Jan 14
Lolz
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by tardell007(m): 6:36am On Jan 14
Good
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Slurity(m): 6:37am On Jan 14
THEY WILL NOT PRAISE BUHARI FOR ANYTHING BUT ALWAYS WAIT FOR ANY NEWS THAT DID NOT PLEASE THEM TO CALL HIM NAMES. UNGRATEFUL GENERATION

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Agent8706(m): 6:37am On Jan 14
One of the wisest decision I have seen a Nigerian governor taken. Didn't know sense still reside in some of our politicians.

Many of our roads are at the state it is today because of this "this is a federal road" syndrome. If previous governors in many states have been doing what Wike did here, Nigerian roads would have gone a long way in terms of development.

Nice one Wike.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Sabadon(m): 6:37am On Jan 14
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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by DesignBetter41: 6:37am On Jan 14
Hmmm
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by contigiency(m): 6:37am On Jan 14
When you hear the kind of money going into Rivers and other Niger Delta States, and taking cognizance of the level of underdevelopment in those areas, you will simply agree that most of these governors are very wicked and have no any single reason to talk ill of buhari and the federal government. The worst two being Rivers and Bayelsa states.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Moferere: 6:37am On Jan 14
Wike is working, please don't disturb
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Abovebest(m): 6:40am On Jan 14
wink
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by chrisxxx(m): 6:40am On Jan 14
Truly Wike disappointed me. However, Amaechi didn't disappoint.
I never believed Wike would deliver.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by southniyikaye(m): 6:42am On Jan 14
Shai
The governor don Cashout big time.. So it means he is a working governor before they could credit is state aza...
Congrats to them and I pray they channel the money into other productive projects
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Gasplant34: 6:42am On Jan 14
Fyi
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by ogmask: 6:46am On Jan 14
Lol.... Ikwere gov don yarn.
Make he just try pay pensioners, repair schools and improve health care across the state otherwise all dis ikwere roads nor go epp him party come 2023.
He day he don complete all the projects started by ameachi whereas the rainbow estate (PPP) is rotting away. Many model, primary schools and health centres across the state with some already completed and others at various stages of completion have all gone back to zero.
Btw, wikes projects are self serving. It has nothing to do with what the pple want.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Kinematics: 6:48am On Jan 14
contigiency:

When you hear the kind of money going into Rivers and other Niger Delta States, and taking cognizance of the level of underdevelopment in those areas, you will simply agree that most of these governors are very wicked and have no any single reason to talk ill of buhari and the federal government. The worst two being Rivers and Bayelsa states.



Jealousy go soon make you run mad.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by MainIdeas: 6:51am On Jan 14
Hmmm
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Olakunleyakub(m): 6:51am On Jan 14
Kudos to buhari

Kudos to wike

The children of hate and bitterness can go hug transformer!

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Starcrest1: 6:53am On Jan 14
Money wey im go just embezzle, all these governors need to imbibe the fear of God in themselves.

Brilliance is a virtue........
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Abagworo(m): 6:56am On Jan 14
contigiency:
When you hear the kind of money going into Rivers and other Niger Delta States, and taking cognizance of the level of underdevelopment in those areas, you will simply agree that most of these governors are very wicked and have no any single reason to talk ill of buhari and the federal government. The worst two being Rivers and Bayelsa states.

No Niger Delta State is as developed as Rivers State. Even though the people just like other Nigerians are impoverished but the standard of living is one of the highest if not the highest in Nigeria.

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