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Governor Wike Threatens To Block Akpabio From Using Roads He Constructed

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has issued a rather unusual threat to Godswill Akpabio, the minister of Niger Delta Affairs.

Governor Wike’s threat to Akpabio is that he would bar him from using a road Rivers State Government is constructing.

The threat was issued by Governor Wike on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria Police Protection Unit, an NDDC 68 flats project in Port Harcourt.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was present at the inauguration of the project and other facilities alongside Akpabio on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Governor Wike accused Akpabio of reneging on his pledge to contribute to the road construction.

“As I speak, you have not brought one naira,” the governor told Mr Akpabio. “Meanwhile, the road is almost 35 per cent ready. If you don’t pay, I’ll make sure you do not use that road to your headquarters. Because, yes, I’m not a Father Christmas.”

The Rivers governor revealed that there was an agreement between his government, the NDDC, and the Niger Delta Affairs on how to contribute to the construction.

“Mr Minister, (Akpabio), you are here. You and the MD. You told me in the Government House that you will partner the state government. You said you would bring N2.5 billion, and the state will bring N2.5 billion for the dualisation of the bypass,” Governor Wike said.

FINALLY!!! Nigerian Navy Uncovers Why There Is Proliferation On Arms In Nigeria, Blames Chadian Soldiers In SHOCKING REVELATION

The Nigerian Navy may have finally cracked the long unanswered question of why there is proliferation of arms in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.

Commodore Jamila Sadiq Abubakar, who represented Chief of Naval Staff, Awwal Gambo, said Chadian soldiers, when broke, pawned guns for as cheap as $20-$30.

“They do not have armoury. So most of their arms that are being donated by — I don’t want to be specific — the developed countries in the name of assisting us are compounding our problems in Nigeria because you find out that each average Chadian soldier has 20 to 30 arms underneath his bed.

“When he is broke, he brings it out and sells it for $30, $20. I am here, I am standing here, and I am saying it”, she said.

Abubakar, an international maritime lawyer and the first female Commodore in the history of the Nigerian Navy spoke on Monday at a public hearing.

It was organised by the House of Representatives committee on national security and intelligence on the consideration of four security bills.

While making a contribution to the bill seeking to establish a national commission against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, Abubakar said the weapons donated by developed countries to neighbouring nations are “compounding” Nigeria’s security challenges.

She said the lack of armouries in some of the neighbouring countries makes arms available to their security operatives who in turn sell it off when they are “broke”.

“Section 9 (1) suggests an additional function of proposing a seized weapons and arms be used by security agencies; I think we can look at the provisions of the international convention on the issue of how the arms should be used when seized,” she said.

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