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Akpabio urges Wike to ignore detractors

By Jimitota Onoyume

PORT HAR-COURT—  SENATE Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has  urged Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to ignore political detractors, describing him as an outstanding performing governor in the country.

Senator Akpabio, who spoke yesterday, after inspecting  projects  with Governor Wike, said that the governor had outshone the Federal Government in the area of project delivery to Nigerians.

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He said: “Do not be distracted  by  unnecessary  blackmail against  your person by political detractors. I want to urge all governors who have the opportunity to  lead their states to visit Rivers State.”

He said that recession should not be an excuse for any government to fail to deliver on campaign promises, stressing that government  should strive to deliver dividends of democracy within the limits of  their resources.

“Performance is not necessarily  an issue of the availability  of  resources.  If your state gets N5 billion, execute projects of that amount. If you get N1 billion, execute projects commensurate with that  figure. For Governor  Wike, he has judiciously  applied  the scarce resources available  to the state to develop needed infrastructure.

“The resources available  to  Rivers State  are nothing  compared to those of the Federal Government.  Rivers State Government gets less than one percent of what accrues to the Federal Government, but we can see the tremendous  quality  of  transformation taking place in the state,” he added


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