Wike challenges FG to show evidence of borrowed funds

Port Harcourt—The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence of where it has deployed all the money borrowed from external creditors, Leadership newspaper reports.

Wike spoke on Thursday in Port Harcourt during the commissioning of the Rumuola Flyover Bridge, which was performed by a former Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.

He said Nigeria has enormous resources, if well managed, can change, not only the fortunes of the country but the life of every Nigerian.

The governor stated that his administration was propelled by love and commitment to service, which was why it is working hard and deploying the State’s resources judiciously, for the good of Rivers people.

“It is very clear that governance is not by magic. It is all about commitment. It’s all about your love for your people and your country.

“This country has enormous resources to change the lives of our people. Nobody should give excuses. Like we would always say, if you don’t have it, you don’t have it.

“So, all these stories that you borrowed money from here and there, let us see what the money is being used for. If we borrowed money, we are showing Rivers people what we used that money to do,” he said.

Wike said his only preoccupation is the duties of governance and rendering services to the people who elected him.

He pointed out that his best reply to the opposition was the evidence of the quality projects that his administration has continued to deliver.

Performing the project inauguration, Dr. Mimiko said that Governor Wike has proved himself worthy of the sobriquet: “Mr. Project!”.

Mimiko said: “Those who feel unsettled by Governor Wike’s words and actions cannot take away the fact that he conceives projects, plans projects, delivers projects because he loves projects.

“Some see governance or being in government as an end in itself, you have deployed your limitless energy, by these accomplishments, to demonstrate that governance is a means to an end; the improvement of the lives of our people.”

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