Monday March 08, 2021 4:34 PM

Buhari’s govt is playing politics with fight against COVID-19, Wike says

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike says Buhari’s government is playing politics with the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

According to the Governor,  the selective support to states id unfortunate.

Wike, who spoke in a broadcast on Sunday, condemned the exclusion of Rivers State from the Federal Government grants in the fight against coronavirus.

He said despite the exclusion, the Federal Government had continued to endanger the state by flying expatriates into Rivers state.

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He said: “It is quite unfortunate that the containment of coronavirus has been politicized by the Federal Government.

“While Lagos State received a grant of N10billion as a commercial hub, Rivers State as the nation’s oil and gas hub that produces a greater percentage of the nation’s wealth has not received any support from the Federal Government.

“One wonders why Federal Government should single out a state out of 36 States to give support.

“Does it mean that support will come when a State has

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