Governor’s Forum approval of $1bn insurgency fund illegal – Wike

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Demands same approval to tackle environmental challenges in Niger Delta

Governor Nyesom Woke of Rivers State, Friday described as illegal the approval of $1 billion from Excess Crude account by Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike who spoke with the State House correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja also proposed that same amount be withdrawn to tackle environmental challenges in the Niger Delta.

Giving reasons why he was at the State House, the governor said he came to update the President on security development in Rivers.

Reacting to the approval given by the NGF for the withdrawal of $1billion from the ECA for the fight against insurgency, he said while he had given his supports the fight against insurgency, the approval by the Governor’s Forum is illegal.

According to him, “For me it is illegal,…



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