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Challenge reimbursement: Tinubu rejects Wike’s request

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The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has rejected Rivers State governor’s request for Federal initiatives reimbursement, saying, he owed the state nothing.
River State governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday in Portharcourt requested a refund of some Federal initiatives together with roads which he reconstructed with the approval of the Federal Authorities.
Whereas addressing the President-elect, who was within the state to fee some initiatives, Wike defined that his authorities needed to amend its procurement regulation to supply for funds to finish some flyovers within the state capital that are Federal authorities initiatives.
Wike defined that he couldn’t wait to see these initiatives uncompleted as a result of they’re federal initiatives, therefore, he has to finish them.

He stated: “If we had stated as a result of they’re Federal Authorities roads, and we received’t do it. Who’re these to endure?
“Since we’ve stated we don’t need our individuals to endure, I additionally imagine that the Federal Authorities ought to say look, you have got carried out nicely for us. These are initiatives we must be doing, are you able to carry your invoice, allow us to refund you the cash you have got carried out these roads.
“That’s what it’s speculated to be for a partnership with Federal Authorities. I can guarantee you as you enter the workplace and also you approve to pay this a reimbursement, different states can have the braveness to additionally do the identical factor.”