The Federal Authorities has assured the Authorities and other people of Rivers State that it’s going to refund monies expended on Federal Tasks within the state.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led the Federal Govt Council Verification Crew on a tour of listed initiatives within the state on Monday.
Addressing journalists after embarking on the verification of Federal Highway Tasks executed by the Rivers State Authorities on behalf of the Federal Authorities, Minister of State for Schooling, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba stated that the Buhari Administration will all the time abide by set guidelines.
He stated: “The Federal Authorities has all the time cooperated with the folks of Rivers State. Rivers State is the strongest financial base of the nation and something that the Authorities will do for the Authorities and other people of Rivers State, the Federal Authorities will reply accordingly
“The President is a stickler for the principles. We have now addressed this in every single place, aside from 5 states, that we at the moment are verifying. No state has had a problem. “
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The Minister stated that the Rivers State Authorities over time did splendid work within the development of key initiatives within the state.
“Terrific work has been performed by the Authorities and other people of Rivers State on behalf of the Federal Authorities.
“The Governor has taken us on an intensive evaluation of greater than the six initiatives that we got here to examine,” he stated.
He expressed happiness with the tour of Federal Highway Tasks executed by the Rivers State Authorities.
He stated: “I’m glad we took day out to go and see all of them and confirm them bodily. We’re actually certain that the State Authorities has performed what is true. “
In an interview with journalists after the Joint Verification Train, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated he’s assured that the Federal Authorities will impact a refund.
He stated: “The Minister has come together with his crew and I consider they may refund us the funds expended on the highway.
“We have now made submissions for refund, however we’re but to obtain any refund from the Federal Authorities. I consider this final verification will come to fruition. I’ve confidence that they may refund us the cash expended on Federal Tasks.”
Governor Wike stated if the Federal Authorities fails to impact the refund as promised, the Rivers State Authorities will elevate an alarm.
“In the event that they don’t refund, we are going to elevate alarm and inform the world to assist us ask we’re being denied the refund.
“Now we’re speaking of governance and we want these funds to do extra initiatives for our folks. He has given us the reassurance that the Federal Authorities will impact a refund this time round”, he stated.
The tour commenced on the over 41.26 kilometre dualisation of the Airport-Isiokpo-Elele/Omerelu highway, the reconstruction of Ikwerre highway from Schooling to Agip flyover junction, development of flyover at Agip-Rumueme-Abacha roundabout and the development of a flyover on East-west highway at Obiri-Ikwerre with rotary turning and repair lanes.
In line with a communique by Simeon Nwakaudu, a particular assistant to the Rivers State Governor, the verification crew additionally visited the development of Eleme junction flyover and interchange and the development of Ada George highway part one and two.
Governor Wike additionally led the crew on inspection of Flyover Bridges underneath development by the Rivers State Authorities.