The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accuse the federal government of paying more attention to only Lagos, Ogun and Kano states in the fight of the global scourge – Covid-19.
Wike said on Thursday while receiving the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, who was recently posted to Rivers State.
“NCDC is building laboratories in Lagos, Ogun and Kano, without building in Rivers State. This is a state that is exposed to several foreign and local visitors with no single federal intervention.”
Governor Wike said the Nigeria government is unfair by not giving the state its support to fight the disease while “the northern governors and the Kano State government has demanded for assistance,” and have received.
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“Initially, the Kano State governor criticised the federal government over lack of support. When the support came, he said the federal government is doing well. If they also support Rivers State, we will also commend the federal government,” he said.
This is the second time Mr Wike would criticize the federal government over its handling of the covid-19 matter in Nigeria.
He once accused the Fg of giving a N10 billion grant to Lagos State to fight the coronavirus while “abandoning” other states of the federation.
He however, assured the police of his support.