Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he isn’t keen on getting honors from the Federal Government in his offer to shield Rivers State from being desolated by COVID-19.
Wike additionally said his anxiety regarding the disregard of Rivers State in the COVID-19 battle by the Federal Government was constantly confused for encounter.
The Rivers State Governor made this known during a statewide communicate on Friday, while additionally talking on the exertion of the state government towards taking out COVID-19 from the state.
On the dispersion of palliatives from the national government, Wike said he dismissed the more than 1000 packs of rice since they were terminated, including that it wasn’t right for the Federal government to have asked Rivers State to proceed to take conveyance of the trucks of rice in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
He likewise expressed that the payment of palliatives to states to control the spread of the novel Coronavirus was specific and bound with predisposition.
Wike further upbraided the government’s quick reaction to Kano’s circumstance regardless of disregarding a few prior interests from the Rivers State Government.
He noticed that he was flabbergasted that under 48 hours after Kano State griped, the legislature interceded and gave them the required help.
“What occurred in Kano again discloses to you the irregularities and the sort of job the national government plays. It is extremely disastrous.
“At the point when I said the central government has not bolstered us, individuals need to cut down my head. Kano State Governor weeped for help and in 48 hours, the president did a communicate and offered help for the state.
“On the off chance that they have reacted to our solicitation, we would have lauded them. What wrongdoing have I submitted. Is it that Kano state is a higher priority than Rivers state for sure?
“That is what occurs. Is it that Rivers state isn’t a piece of Nigeria? There are those that are greater than the nation. There are likewise those they don’t see as a component of Nigeria.
“They said we ought to go to Calabar and convey rice. Rice that is lapsed. How might they even request that we go to Calabar? In the event that you need to give us something, you bring it. We can’t go to Calabar. We realize that our kin are ravenous, however yearning won’t murder us,” he said.
Representative Wike additionally said the state will survey its license for the development of oil laborers on the grounds that many oil organizations have been spurning the state’s requests.
The Rivers State Governor, along these lines, guaranteed that his organization will keep on putting forth a valiant effort to shield the individuals from COVID-19.