Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has taken a dim view of the planned flag off of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail lines by the federal government.
Speaking during during the commissioning of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo road in Emohua Local Government area of the state, Wike said that the rail project should not be the priority of the Federal Government for the state for now.
Wike also kicked against the planned flag off of the Bonny Dip Sea Port, saying that the Buhari-led Government has no plans to complete the project.
“Let them tell us what they have done for Rivers State. I hear they want to flag-off the rail line from here to Maiduguri. Is that what we need?
“You want to build Bonny Seaport. This will be for how many years. Before the drawing would come out, has the government not left? They are only using those things as a bait to set a trap for you and you people will fall into it. We only have this year. Next year is political year. So tell them we cannot be deceived any longer,” Wike said.
Meanwhile, the former Governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido says that Buhari led government has initiated and commissioned a single project over five years since it went over to the government at the federal level.