Wike to Niger Delta Governors: “Account for 13% Oil Derivation Backlog Paid by Buhari”

Wike to Niger Delta Governors: “Account for 13% Oil Derivation Backlog Paid by Buhari”

  • Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says President Muhammadu Buhari approved the payment of funds owed to states in the Niger Delta since 1999
  • According to Rivers governor, the money approved by Buhari were funds owed from the 13 percent derivation fund
  • He however challenged his counterparts in the Niger Delta zone to account for the huge sums of monies received by them

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Nyesom Wike has challenged his counterparts in the Niger Delta zone.

The Rivers state governor, asked them to account for the huge sums of monies received by them as backlog for the 13% oil derivation since 1999, Channels TV reports.

According to the governor, the money was approved and paid by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Wike threw the challenge at the nine governors when he spoke during a banquet organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state for the PDP G5 governors.

Wike hails Buhari
Wike asks Niger Delta governors to account for 13% Oil derivation backlog paid by Buhari”. Photo credit: Nyesom Wike
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He said:

“I am not an Apostle of Buhari; he is not my friend but I have no regret to appreciate him for paying the money meant for the Niger Delta states. He has paid. Let everybody come and account for it.”

Malami reveals what Wike has done to judiciary in Rivers, calls him new name

Meanwhile, Abubakar Malami, the minister of justice and the attorney general of the federal has referred to Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state as Mr Project.

Malami gave the governor the new name while commending him for taking up the challenge to increase the number of Law Schools in Nigeria to 7.

The attorney-general was in Rivers state to commission the newly built law school which was started and completed by the governor within one year. The minister recalled how they began the discussion in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital while disclosing that Governor Nyesom Wike has been supporting federal courts in the state.

PDP Crisis: Wike, other G5 governors have no issue with Atiku, party chieftain

Legit.ng earlier reported that former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has disclosed that the crisis in the PDP is not about the G5 governors and Atiku Abubakar, the party's presidential candidate.

Omokri maintained that the crisis is between the aggrieved governors and the national chairman of the party (PDP).

According to Omokri, the crisis rocking the party will be solved constitutionally while expressing optimism that common ground would be founded between the governors and the party's leadership.

Source: Legit.ng

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