Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that the situation in Nigeria has gone worse since the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to power in 2015.
Wike lamented that the people now live in fear with gross uncertainty about what the future holds for them.
The Governor also said the federal government has not done anything for the people of Rivers State but is rather lying to them about a project it is not responsible for.
He made the submissions on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Isaiah Odoli/Omerelu Streets in New GRA Phase 1 in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state according to a statement by his media adviser, Kevin Ebiri.
“The only thing they are arguing now is that they are doing Bodo-Bonny 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, the 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, the federal government cannot say that they’re the ones doing Bonny-Bodo Road. All of us are jointly doing the road.”
Governor Wike stated that nothing seems to be going in the right direction under the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He complained that economic downturn, unemployment, and general insecurity have become the order of the day under the APC government.
“The exchange rate has now gotten to N510 to a dollar. When they took over, it was N150 to a dollar. They said they’ll give employment. Do we have employment today? Are your children employed?”
Since APC came into power, you can now see what Nigeria has turned to. Each day you wake up, you hear people are being killed. If you watch television and read the news in newspapers, you will hear so and so number are killed or kidnapped in so and so state.
“That is not what I thought all of us needed. The country is on oxygen (life support). Nobody knows what will happen next. As we are today, Nigeria is in dire need of help. Nigeria needs prayers; to our mothers and sisters, you must kneel down and pray to God to salvage this country,” Wike lamented.