The Commissioner for Info and Communications in Rivers State, Paulinus Nsirim, has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari accredited the refund of N78.9bn to the state authorities,
Nsirim in his assertion famous that the President refunded the sum of N78.9bn to the Rivers State Authorities for the restore of federal roads due to the Governor Nyesom Wike’s “braveness to talk up when others are silent”.
The Commissioner acknowledged this whereas reacting to the article written by the President’s Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, entitled, ‘Wike Vindicates Buharists’.
Recall that the Rivers State Governor appreciated the President for approving the refund of N78.9bn to the state authorities.
Femi Adeshina in his assertion described the governor’s appreciation as one which was in a “fully completely different route in comparison with what he had all the time mentioned of President Muhammadu Buhari”, including that “The Wike we knew was both normally crying wolf the place there was none, alleging that the Federal Authorities wished to kill him, or claiming that he was not answerable to the central authorities at Abuja in any manner, and even pontificating that the President and his political social gathering, the All Progressives Congress, had failed the nation in various methods.”
Adeshina additional acknowledged that President Buhari had chosen to not take care of Wike and the previous Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, for assertion in opposition to the President.
Nsirim whereas reacting to the assertion of the President’s spokesperson, on Sunday entitled, ‘Wike That I do know’, mentioned, “what Femi Adesina describes as ‘crying wolf’ and ‘pontificating’ is nothing greater than the power to say and do issues which different individuals are too frightened or lily-livered to say or do.”
The Commissioner additional acknowledged that the refund was not a present or a favour as Adesina painted it to appear like in his piece.
He mentioned, “If Governor Wike’s braveness to talk up when others are silent and cowering in worry, results in the approval of the refund of the N78.9 billion which the Federal Authorities owes Rivers State, then the expression of gratitude that recognises and appreciates such applicable magnanimity is the best type of the Aristocracy.”
“The cash is neither a beneficiant mortgage reward nor a determined bailout bundle as individuals like Femi Adesina is shaping the narrative to sound, however a refund of monies already spent by Rivers State on federal tasks.”
The commissioner added, “Whereas Rivers individuals won’t complain that the cash was truly decreased from the unique quantity and that it even took so lengthy for President Buhari’s equity and justice to the touch Rivers State, whereas he has been truthful and simply to different states, we’re all nonetheless very joyful and grateful that this approval for refund has been made, lastly.”
“Makes an attempt by individuals like Adesina to make political capital out of the real stance of a statesman won’t be purchased by well-meaning Nigerians.”