Those who say the Federal Government was constructing the Bodo-Bonny Road with N120Bn may be wrong.
Gov Nyesom Wike who debunked this notion said states were also contributing to the project while the FG kept claiming the credit.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of one road in the state capital, Wike said the NLNG was contributing half of the fund while the rest came from the states and FG.
Gov Wike began by saying the APC-led federal government has not done anything in Rivers state for the people. He described as untrue the claim by the federal government that it is jointly executing the Bonny-Bodo Roads.
“The only thing they are arguing now is that they are doing Bonny-Bodo Road. No, with due respect, that’s not correct. That road was supposed to be done by NLNG and the federal government. NLNG brought their N60 billion, federal Government did not bring any Kobo.
“Now they are trying to use the tax that NLNG is supposed to pay to do the road. The tax would have been shared from the federation account and part of the money would have come to Rivers State. So, federal government cannot say that they’re the one doing Bonny -Bodo Road. All of us are jointly doing the road.”
Speaking further, Gov Wike stated that every road in the Old and New GRAs has been rehabilitated under the Urban Renewal Programme of his administration except the Orugbum Crescent in the new GRA.
The motivations, he said, are to restore the beauty and serenity of those government reserved residential areas. According to him, henceforth, no street traders will be tolerated along those roads because their wares will be impounded.