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Rivers development: I will exit office with zero uncompleted projects ― Wike

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Rivers development: I will exit office with zero uncompleted projects ― Wike
Nyesom Wike

By Egufe Yafugborhi

PORT HARCOURT – GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Tuesday swore that no project conceived by his administration would be abandoned or uncompleted at his exit as Rivers State Governor.

Nyesom Wike, speaking in Port Harcourt on state of Rivers, politics and sundry national issues, again harped that Federal Government (FG) was yet to release the N78Billion refund President Mohammadu Buhari recently approved for Rivers.

He said, “When I won election in 2015, I knew I was in opposition, I knew the FG will not execute projects in this State. I cannot also use that as an excuse for non-performance. So, I designed a policy of what to do for Rivers and implement it.

“When I came in, I inherited several uncompleted projects, some ongoing, others are abandoned. Some of these projects I have completed. But let me say this, all projects initiated by me will be completed when I leave.

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“Mark my word, no project we have awarded or initiated will be abandoned or uncompleted when I leave. I will see to that. All projects will be completed and we are working seriously in that direction.”

On the N78Billion refund, he said, “Forget about what people are saying on the pages on newspapers. When this money was approved, we expressed our gratitude to the President. But hear me, we are yet to receive that money.

“So when people say we are awarding contracts or doing projects because we received N78Billion, I laugh. We have a duty to develop Rivers and when you are committed and prudent with resources, you can achieve what you want for the people.”

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