Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated he will not rejoice over the acceptance of $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery.
Wike said it is not the first time the Federal Government is making promises that have not seen the light of day.
“We have had a lot of promises, we have had a lot of talks and nothing has materialized,” Wike stated on a monitored Channels Television programme on Wednesday. In reaction to the development, Governor Wike said the news was nothing to make anyone jubilate. According to him, promises of this nature are only pointers to the fact that elections are around the corner.
“We have heard these promises and nothing has happened,” Wike stated. “We know, even before the (APC) government came into being, they have promised a lot of things and later they come up to say because of these challenges and that, they are not able to fulfill them.
“We are going into 2023, so many promises will be made, so many approvals will be made.” The governor said rather than jump in excitement regarding the approval by the Federal Executive Council, Nigerians must wait and see how the government acts on the rehabilitation exercise as promised.