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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by tesppidd: 8:34am On Jan 14
Tranquill:


Mention the roads and the year they were done or just shut up.
Mention the road Wike did to get the 78 billion refund or get off me..
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by sirpharrell(m): 8:36am On Jan 14
Why didn't Gov. Wike thank Amaechi for executing the projects (three roads and three flyovers) for which the refund were paid? He was part of the Jonathan government that refused to pay the refunds when Amaechi was Governor, now Amaechi is part of the Buhari government that paid the refunds now that Wike is governor. Even Fashola said that Amaechi was instrumental to the approving of the refund, yet Wike has not deemed it fit to thank Amaechi.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by frankmoney(m): 8:43am On Jan 14
Tranquill:


Please could you list the roads let us know if your comment is based on facts or just bad belle.
port Harcourt - Owerri road
Obirikwerre interchange
Airport -Isiokpo-elele road
Eleme junction flyover

All this were done before 2015
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Latvin: 8:45am On Jan 14
frankmoney:
port Harcourt - Owerri road
Obirikwerre interchange
Airport -Isiokpo-elele road
Eleme junction flyover

All this were done before 2015

Thanks for this, merci...
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Lomprico2: 8:49am On Jan 14
wike, fix the bad spots at east/west road abeg.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Lomprico2: 8:51am On Jan 14
Agent8706:
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.

it was the federal roads amechi fixed during his tenure
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Chisaedhor: 9:10am On Jan 14
Tranquill:


The roads and other critical infrastructural development he is executing will attract investors and industrial development which will in turn create jobs. Government don't create jobs but provide the enabling environment. This is what is obtained in capitalist economies.

Because you are receiving 15k defending fee monthly??

You must do what you are being paid for sha
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Sulogy2255: 9:13am On Jan 14
If it's true, kudo's to federal government and kudo's to you wike for the acknowledgement considering the party difference
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by johnmartus(m): 9:24am On Jan 14
grin you just spoke my mind
xcesspaschal:
Money for 2023 election don show
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by gtown: 9:26am On Jan 14
Agent8706:
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.
At least, one sentence praising FG for the refund would suffice.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by gtown: 10:01am On Jan 14
Rapprochement? Wike thanks Buhari for N78bn refund, invites him for state visit
AUTHOR:
Ebunoluwa Olafusi
JUNE 30, 2020 2:59 PM

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has invited President Muhammadu Buhari for a state visit.
This is coming after the federal government approved the disbursement N78.9 billion as reimbursement for the amount spent on executing some federal road projects in the state, including Port Harcourt-Owerri road.

The approval for the refund was granted at the virtual federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by Buhari on June 3.

In a newspaper advert on Monday, Wike thanked the president for approving the refund, saying the gesture has shown Buhari’s love for the people of the state and as a president for all.

The governor said his administration is willing to work with the federal government to develop the state.

“I wish to on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State appreciate and most sincerely thank you for graciously approving the refund of the sum of 78.9 billion naira to Rivers state Government, as cost of the execution of Federal Government Road projects in Rivers State,” Wike said.

“Let me also through you thank the vice president, His Excellency professor Yemi Osinbajo GCON as well as other members of the Federal Executive Council for the support they provided for our request.

“Mr President has by this remarkable and heart-warming gesture shown not only your love for the Government and people of Rivers State, but also demonstrated expressly that you are indeed a President of every state of the Federation and Nigerians.

“I assure you that Rivers State Government is willing and ever ready to cooperate and partner with the Federal Government to advance the development aspirations of Rivers State in particular, and our nation in general.

“I wish to, therefore, appeal to Mr President to kindly obliged us a State visit, when invited to see what we have accomplished for the state and our people with the money.

“Once again, thank you Mr President, and please, be assured of our profound esteem, as always.”

Wike is a known critic of the Buhari administration. He once accused the federal government of playing politics with COVID-19.

He alleged that federal authorities were working to compromise the health protection system of the state and make it vulnerable to the disease.


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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Coldie(m): 10:03am On Jan 14
Tareq1105:


I would have agreed with you but for his nepotism, religious bigotry, and the insecurity.
Do u think buhari wishes insecurity upon Nigeria?

Insecurity is caused by unemployment, if past government did what was right by now things won't be this bad.

I'm the case of religious bigotry I don't know what u mean.

Nepotism, explain a proof of that
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by ChelseaArmy: 10:12am On Jan 14
Olakunleyakub:
Kudos to buhari

Kudos to wike

The children of hate and bitterness can go hug transformer!
sai buhari
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by valentineuwakwe(m): 10:14am On Jan 14
what about the internal roads at etche?
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by erico2k2(m): 10:20am On Jan 14
Agent8706:
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.
yes this is true but not everyone has a free hand like wike who does not have a godfather to settle monthly. He live in rivers not in ABJ. and a grassroot politician.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by erico2k2(m): 10:23am On Jan 14
Coldie:

Do u think buhari wishes insecurity upon Nigeria?

Insecurity is caused by unemployment, if past government did what was right by now things won't be this bad.

I'm the case of religious bigotry I don't know what u mean.

Nepotism, explain a proof of that
has this FG done anything to help the situation?? people lost jobs during this new 8 years than ever b4
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by wwwihy: 10:27am On Jan 14
God bless Rivers State
God Bless President Buhari
God Bless Federal Republic of Nigeria
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Coldie(m): 10:27am On Jan 14
erico2k2:

has this FG done anything to help the situation?? people lost jobs during this new 8 years than ever b4
Last year lots of people received palliatives and grants.

Lots of people who lost their jobs had more to do with fall in oil price which made oil companies lay off staffs, covid19, and corruption investigations, lots of companies owned by corrupt individuals were sealed.

He has tried let's tell ourselves the truth
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by sonofthunder: 10:39am On Jan 14
Latvin:


Does anyone know the specific Federal roads fixed by RVSG for which they are being refunded?

It was in the news last year...... I'm not sure I can dig it up right now.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by erico2k2(m): 10:44am On Jan 14
Coldie:

Last year lots of people received palliatives and grants.

Lots of people who lost their jobs had more to do with fall in oil price which made oil companies lay off staffs, covid19, and corruption investigations, lots of companies owned by corrupt individuals were sealed.

He has tried let's tell ourselves the truth
so sealing companies created JOBS.
palative are jobs right?
you mentioned fall in oil this this reflect on the common man?did the pump price not go up??
Does covid have anything to do with insecurity??
Look I'm not talking party here I'm talking of governance as a holistic topic.the man on the street suffered more during this administration. you talking grant N30k really? did you not read were a serving minister says under covid she spent billions in feeding school kids even though schools were shut mr Corruption fighter said nothing.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Kinematics: 10:45am On Jan 14
Miracle1991:

what is jealousy there? Someone is urging your useless governors to be accountable and you are here shouting jealousy. No wonder your region remain the way it is even with the huge amount of allocation.
Mind you, GEJ who is from the same region with Rivers State refused to pay this money because he was having political differences with Amaechi but the man some are calling enemy of the south decided to pay.
God bless Buhari
God bless Nigeria

Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by privaldo: 10:59am On Jan 14
contigiency:


My dear, Rivers State is not only Portharcourt. Almost all the rural parts of Rivers State is rotten. Even inside that Portharcourt, majority of the internal roads are so bad that they are always not motorable. If you doubt me, wait a while and visit there when rainy season starts. Not to talk of the fact that the state parades the highest number of jobless youths.

Where did you get your data from? Aside Port Harcourt, where else have you been to in Rivers State? How did you come to the conclusion of having the most number of jobless youths?

Rivers State is one of the only working states in Nigeria, and you can't deny that.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Worldliness(f): 11:01am On Jan 14
contigiency:
When you hear the kind of money going into[b] Rivers[/b] 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.

I am certain this your comment is made in bad faith. Rivers state, nay Port Harcourt is very developed (by every Nigerian Parameter).

It is not compulsory that a comment must be made in every thread. In all 6 geopolitical regions, how many states bests Rivers?. Please list them.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by privaldo: 11:01am On Jan 14
Miracle1991:
what is jealousy there? Someone is urging your useless governors to be accountable and you are here shouting jealousy. No wonder your region remain the way it is even with the huge amount of allocation.
Mind you, GEJ who is from the same region with Rivers State refused to pay this money because he was having political differences with Amaechi but the man some are calling enemy of the south decided to pay.
God bless Buhari
God bless Nigeria

Name your region before you attack the SS, and let me know what you contribute to the country.
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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by InvertedHammer: 12:12pm On Jan 14
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Yet Okorocho and now Uzodinma who are APC charlatans are still crying of neglect by the FG they love very much. Federal roads in the whole of Imo State is in shamble. If they mean well, they will fix them and get refunded. Of course the moro.ns that defend them even here on NL are not in short supply.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by ChoCho54(f): 12:22pm On Jan 14
Slurity:
THEY WILL NOT PRAISE BUHARI FOR ANYTHING BUT ALWAYS WAIT FOR ANY NEWS THAT DID NOT PLEASE THEM TO CALL HIM NAMES. UNGRATEFUL GENERATION
And 17 idiots liked this post.

Is the money buharis money?
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by contigiency(m): 12:23pm On Jan 14
privaldo:


Where did you get your data from? Aside Port Harcourt, where else have you been to in Rivers State? How did you come to the conclusion of having the most number of jobless youths?

Rivers State is one of the only working states in Nigeria, and you can't deny that.

At least I have gone to a lot of rural areas in Rivers State. And like I said, even port Harcourt, the internal roads are not usually motorable during rainy seasons. Me and my friends suffered it seriously last year July. We had to be going through different streets just to come out of the main road. Almost all the streets we entered were in total disrepair.

And for the unemployment data, see where Rivers State is at the moment https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.statista.com/statistics/1119533/unemployment-rate-in-nigeria-by-state/&ved=2ahUKEwirsOGppJvuAhU_QEEAHZgtBDoQFjACegQIAhAF&usg=AOvVaw0Aff0Z6RTn-6rPSEvRhqTe

Because they just made some progress last year. After going through the link, please if you get another information to the contrary, please share to me, I like being informed.
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by ChoCho54(f): 12:28pm On Jan 14
Agent8706:
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.
This is not new. But trust governors to inflate the cost outrageously. FG put a hold on it at a point during GEJ
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by ChoCho54(f): 12:30pm 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.
You are too stupid to make contributions here, no offense pls.

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Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by Coolgent: 2:02pm On Jan 14
Fear of Wike is the beginning of alliance
Re: FG Refunds ₦78 Billion Spent On Fixing Federal Roads To Rivers State by EMMY76: 9:47pm On Jan 14
Wike have virtually invited almost all the politicians that matters in Nigeria to commission roads in rivers state the only people that is remaining now is tinibu and buhari.

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