Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has confirmed that the Federal Government has repaid the sum of N78 billion used by the state government for the rehabilitation of federal roads in the state.
Governor Wike disclosed this during the commissioning of the second phase of the Isiopko internal roads in Ikwere Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, according to a statement by Kelvin Ebiri, his spokesman.
President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the refund in June 2020.
The statement quoted the governor as saying that the money is still in the bank and will be used to execute capital projects in the state.
Governor Wike assured residents of the state that he will continue to work for the interest of the state.
The statement read: “Rivers people, the federal government has refunded us the money. I have not touched a dime yet and it is in the bank. I will use it for project execution.
“I kept it to tell those who are making noise to know that I am going to work till the last day in office. I will continue to work for the interest of our people. I’m not resting.
“They need to know that I will make sure that what is supposed to be done for the people of Rivers State is done. I will persist until we have improved and changed Rivers state and bring it back to what it’s supposed to be.’’