The federal government’s proposed flagging off of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail lines has been criticized by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike said the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line is not the project that Rivers people want during the commissioning of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo road in Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor also criticized the planned flag-off of the Bonny Dip Sea Port, alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has no plans to finish the project.
“Let them tell us what they have done for Rivers State. I hear they want to flag-off the rail line from here to Maiduguri. Is that what we need?
“You want to build Bonny Seaport. This will be for how many years. Before the drawing would come out, has the government not left? They are only using those things as a bait to set a trap for you and you people will fall into it. We only have this year. Next year is political year. So tell them we cannot be deceived any longer,” Wike said.
Meanwhile, the former Governor of Jigawa state Sule Lamido says the All Progressives Congress has not initiated and commissioned a single project over five years since it went over to the government at the federal level.