It is no longer news that Governor Nyesom Wike donated a whopping sum of N500 million to rebuild Sokoto state market that was burnt by fire and this singular move has gotten many Nigerians from the southern part of the country agitated.
The governor's pledge on behalf of the Rivers state government came at a time his administration is yet to resolve a lingering dispute over the non-payment of pensions and gratuity to thousands of retired civil servants in the oil-rich state
Awwal Muhammad in his reaction to the latest move by Wike wrote:
"And that pledge was done to score cheap political goals. Wike should know that even if he pledges the whole of Rivers to sokoto, nobody will even look at him twice if he decide to contest come 2023."
Mary Modesty wrote:
"Wike, like others from the South and East, are very foolish to the bone marrow. They never learn anything from others before them. This kind of foolishness is so so astonishing and second to none."
Jeke Livingstone Godwin also said:
"Wike is looking beyond rivers state. His target is the north towards 2023. How I wish the northern governor will always come to southern states during disaster for rescue. Selfish leaders are all I see."
Tochukwu Eruokwu insited that:
"Southern politicians will suffer great humiliation in 2023. The elections will be so boycotted that they will end up with double-digit votes and these votes will come from family members only. They should continue with treachery."
Gee Kay added:
"If this is true, then this is shameful and callous. Model schools built by previous administration are rotting all around the state. 97% of General Hospitals around the state are non-functional, derelict, and abandoned. The Rivers state secretariat is one of the dirtiest in the Federation. Na wa."
In an earlier report, the Rivers government directed civil servants on Grade Levels 1 to 13 not to come to work from Wednesday, January 20, following the spike in the second wave of COVID-19 infections in the state, except those providing essential service.
The directive was contained in a statement seen by Legit.ng issued on Tuesday, January 19, by the Head of Service in the state, Rufus Godwin.
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