Photo: L-R; Tinubu, Wike
Tinubu to Wike: I won’t refund money you spent on Rivers flyovers
The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has said that the federal government under him would not refund the money which has been spent by Rivers State Gov Nyesom Wike on the construction of flyovers on federal roads in the state.
Tinubu made this known on Wednesday in Port Harcourt while commissioning the 12th flyover constructed by Gov. Wike.
Periscope International reports that Wike had in a speech appealed to Tinubu to refund to Rivers State the cost of the projects done on federal government roads when he is sworn-in as President on May 29.
The governor said a letter requesting for the refund “has already been prepared” for the incoming governor of the state, Siminialaye Fubara, which he would sign on assumption of office, and urged Tinubu to approve the refund.
But responding to Wike’s demands, Tinubu said he owed the governor nothing, stressing that the roads were being used by Rivers people.
He said, “the 12 flyovers and the demands you made for refund, I owe you nothing, it’s your road.
“You can’t chuckle at me and make a demand. You are the one using the road. I commend your effort.”