Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike has prayed Federal Government to forgive Rivers state people for any wrong they did to warrant perceived government neglect being suffered by the state.
The Governor spoke on Tuesday in Port Harcourt during the maiden delivery of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to downstream investor, Stockgap Terminal by the Nigeria Liquefied natural Gas (NLNG0 Bonny.
Highlighting some of the vexed issues of federal negelect, the Governor said, “Because its Rivers state, FG has refused funding the Bodo-Bonny Highway even when NLNG has agreed to borne 50% of the (N120Billion) Project cost.
“Even if Rivers has done anything wrong, please we are begging, forgive us, but I don’t think we have done anything wrong as Rivers people. Rivers state is the better place to invest.
Rejecting earlier promise to dredge the Bonny channels for ease of vessel movements, Wike said, “what is the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) doing? Rivers government should now be the one to dredge the channels and the NPA is busy collecting levies and revenues from marine operators?
“why should that be? You don’t expect me to dredge waterways for NPA to be collecting all the money. You (FG) are building a new Port in Lagos, but those in Rivers you rendered idle, grounded with no development attention.”