By way of Egufe Yafugborhi
Governor Nyesom Wike has prayed Federal Executive (FG) to forgive Rivers state other people for any incorrect they did to warrant perceived federal overlook lately being suffered via the state.
Wike spoke on Tuesday in Port Harcourt all over maiden supply of Liquefied Petroleum Fuel (LPG) to downstream investor, Stockgap Terminal via the Nigeria Liquefied Herbal Fuel (NLNG) Bonny.
Highlighting some the vexed problems with federal overlook, the Governor stated, “As it’s Rivers, FG has refused investment the Bodo-Bonny Freeway even if NLNG has agreed to borne 50% of the (N120Billion) undertaking value.
“Even supposing Rivers has executed the rest incorrect, please we’re begging, forgive us, however I don’t suppose we have now executed the rest incorrect as Rivers other people. Rivers is the easier position to speculate. We proceed to give a boost to each and every funding introduced right here and the gratitude we get is that key traders are embracing our self belief to speculate right here why some persons are de-marketing the state.”
Declining previous promise to dredge the Bonny channels for ease of vessel actions, Wike stated, “What’s the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) doing? Rivers executive will have to now be the only to dredge the channels and NPA is busy amassing levies and revenues from marine operators?
“Why will have to that be? You don’t be expecting me to dredge waterways for NPA to be amassing all of the cash. You (FG) are construction a brand new Port in Lagos, however the ones in Rivers you rendered idle, grounded with out a construction consideration.”
Wike pledged to improve the street resulting in the Inventory pad Terminal the place Rivers and neighbouring states can now get nearer and less expensive get right of entry to to LPG as an alternative of trucking from Lagos prior to now, the governor, on the other hand, cautioned control of the company to hold the host Rumuolumeni alongside.
“What we gained’t condone about traders making an investment in Rivers is denying our other people deserved employment quota. You will have to be sure that we get the correct quota of our other people to paintings right here and provides good enough coaching to them to be higher positioned to excel within the trade”, Wike advised control of the corporate.