Monday, 19 March 2018

Only Wike, FG, Can Decide Buhari's Visit To Rivers - Presidency


Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has stated that it is left to Governor Nyesom Wike and the federal government to decide if the president would visit the state. Speaking to State House correspondents, he explained that the president planned visit is because of the recent killing of some persons in parts of the state.

Adesina noted that Governor Nyesom Wike was faulting the proposed visit based on wrong premise. He said: “If he (Wike) doesn’t understand, the rest of the country understands. We understand, other Nigerians understand. Even people in Rivers state understand because on New Year Day, a minimum of 24 people were killed in Omoku.

“So, is that not crisis? And can you count the number of people that have been beheaded in Rivers state in recent times?  “People will be killed and heads will be cut off and the assailants will go away with the heads. So, can anybody say that there is no security issue in that kind of place? “It’s left to the governor. He’s the chief security officer. If he says there’s no security crisis in his state, good luck to him.”

On what will become of the trip if the governor does not welcome it, Adesina said: “I’m sure he will be formally informed of the date. So, if he now says he doesn’t want the visit, it’s left to him and the federal government to decide the next step.”

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