Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday said the Federal Government was yet to refund the N78billion approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Wike, while reacting to claims in some quarters that the ongoing projects being carried out by his administration was due to the funds received from the Federal Government insisted that the money was yet to be paid.
Recall that Wike celebrated Buhari on various media platforms after he approved the refund of the N78bn spent on Federal projects and vowed to support his administration.
But responding to insinuations, he said “the N78bn refund the FG approved for us has not been given to us. People say we are carrying out projects because money has been given to us but that is not correct. They haven’t given us anything.
“If they give us the money it would be used in the interest of our people.”
He also confirmed that the three ongoing flyovers projects will be completed and ready for use by December this year.
He said: “By December this year the three flyovers that we started in October last year being built by Julius Berger would be ready.