Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has moved a motion against the N17.127 trillion budget signed into law last week by President Muhammadu Buhari speaking on the bill, the governor says the bill is not implementable.
The Governor who said this in Bauchi yesterday, when he visited his counterpart, Bala Mohammed on a ‘special new year visit,’ expressed worry over the state of leadership recruitment in the country.
He said: “As we speak today, there is no judicial autonomy in Nigeria. Go and see the nature of the Federal courts. I’m surprised that Mr. President could not make a pronouncement when he heard that the house of Justice of the Supreme Court was invaded. I’m sure if Justice Odili was killed, he would have issued a statement. In a country, when you see abomination, like an invasion of Supreme Court justice’ house, it is not just an invasion; it is a threat to the judiciary. And the president could not say, ‘I will not accept this’.”
Wike said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must take responsibility FOR rescuing the country. He lamented the worsening insecurity in the country, saying that no part was safe again.
“The whole aim of a government is to protect lives and property. When that is not there, then there is no governance again. People must be allowed to use the road, health facility, to go to school and farm. These are the kind of things we continue to hear. Is that the kind of Nigeria you bargained for?”
The governor, who disclosed he was yet to see his parents and relatives in the New Year, said he decided to be in Bauchi on January 1, 2022 to be with his friend because he held him in high esteem.
Bala Mohammed thanked him for leaving the comfort of his state to visit him. He described Wike as a man who makes friends with people from other parts of the country.