Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has warned other Governors not to use COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse not to invest in infrastructure.
The Governor said this when he led Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the Senate, on a facility tour of the ultramodern Government House hospital and administrative building in Port Harcourt
Acccording to Wike, he would not be among those who will use the excuse of coronavirus outbreak to deny the people essential infrastructure like roads, water, electricity and other basic infrastructure.
Wike said: “COVID-19 can’t be an excuse to any government. COVID-19 is a bad thing, but it has come. It will go whether we like it or not. But people will also be alive.
“Infrastructure must be provided, so you can’t say because of COVID-19 nothing will be done.
“At the time COVID-19 ends, what will the people be facing? Lack of basic infrastructure.
“So, because of COVID-19, I’m not going to be doing anything? I’m not a party to that.
“I’ll continue to work whether there is COVID-19 or not.”