The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, said it will probe the probable exclusion of Rivers State from the list of states to benefit from the fresh borrowing by the federal government.
Solomon Bob, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Abua/Odual and Ahoada East constituency in the house of representatives, raised the motion under urgent public importance at plenary.
Bob alleged that Rivers is the only state out of the 36 states being left from benefitting in the new loans to be obtained by the federal government.
The lawmaker described the development as discrimination against Rivers, which he said contributes enormously to the federation account.
After the motion was deliberated upon on the floor of the house, the House Committee on Aids and Loans was directed to liaise with the Presidency to include Rivers among states to benefit from the loans, if it is found to be the only state that has been excluded.
Governor Nyesom Wike had also talked about the exclusion earlier this week.
Wike said the exclusion could be due to the ongoing legal battle with the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) over the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the state.