Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says he is optimistic that the Federal Government will refund monies spent by the Rivers State Government on executing federal projects in Rivers State.
The governor expressed this hope on Monday when he received the Minister of State for Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba at the Government House Port Harcourt. Hon.Nwajiuba was in Rivers State to verify the claims made by the Rivers State Government relating to projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.
Speaking during the visit, Gov.Wike said:
“I thank the Federal Government for at least coming to verify our claims. We submitted our claims, while some other states have been paid. But we are hopeful.
“We have been submitting several documents on the issue of projects that were executed by the Rivers State Government for the Federal Government. We believe that by this verification visit, we will get paid.”
He added that most of the Federal Projects in question were executed by Dr Peter Odili and the immediate past administration in the state.
He said if the refunds are made, they will be channeled towards other developmental projects in the State.