Wike blames NASS for project abandonment in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers says inadequate allocation of funds for projects by the National Assembly every fiscal year is responsible for project abandonment in the state and across the federation.

Wike made this known during the inauguration of the Dr Peter Odili Cancer Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Treatment Centre by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, in Port Harcourt,

”The reason why Federal Government projects take years to complete is because the National Assembly often allocate paltry sums for projects earmarked for execution every fiscal year.

”Such practice has continued to encourage the abandonment of projects and promote inadequacy in terms of governance, project delivery and public service.

“For example, for a project that will cost N26billion, you are putting N500milion in the budget for a whole year. Then, it will now take you more than 20 years to complete. By then, the cost will move up from N26billion to one hundred and something billion Naira,” he said.

Wike stressed that Rivers people deserved the best.

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