Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says the Federal Government has credited the State Government with the N78 billion refund it spent on federal projects.
Governor Wike stated this during the inauguration of the Isiopko Internal Roads Phase 2 in Ikwerre Local Government Area, performed by the 2019 Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi on Wednesday.
The governor said the N78 billion refund will be deployed in providing more critical projects across the state to further drive the efforts at enhancing the socioeconomic life of Rivers people.
According to him, even if it were his second tenure, he will continue to work relentlessly, for the interest of the state, and improve its stakes until it becomes what it should be.
“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.
“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 is done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers State and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be,” he said.
The governor who said he would use the N78 billion refund to do more works for his people gave a teaser of his next intentions.
“I am moving now to Omerelu Community. I will do all the Internal Roads in that community. I have the money already set aside, and I will complete it. I am also not owing any contractor, handling any of our projects,” he emphasised.
The road projects were commissioned by the immediate past governor of Anambra State and erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential running mate, Mr. Peter Obi.