Wike calls for true federalism

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Gov. Nyesom Wike

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers in Port Harcourt on Tuesday called for true federalism in Nigeria to enable each part of the country to develop according to its ability.

The governor made the call when he hosted the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr William Symington, the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, said in a statement.

He explained that Rivers people wanted true federalism because they wanted a country where all the federating units were allowed to develop according to their resources.

Wike said that the demand for true federalism meant that Rivers people believed in one united Nigeria, where no section was denied the control of its own resources.

He urged the U.S. Government to set up a visa office in Port Harcourt to cater to the South-South and the Southeast geopolitical zones.

“We are clamouring for true federalism…

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