Wike blows hot, accuses FG of diverting Prince Charles from Niger Delta


The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Thursday criticised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for confining the Nigeria visit of Prince Charles of Wales to only Abuja and Lagos.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwell are on a three-day working visit to Nigeria. Their itineraries are based in two Nigerian cities of Abuja and Lagos

But speaking while hosting international preacher, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda at Government House Port Harcourt, Wike slammed the Federal Government for shielding Prince Charles of Wales from the Niger Delta that produces the country’s wealth.

He said the actions of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government in the course of the visit of Prince of Wales underscored the negativity that has characterised governance under the present administration.

The Governor said, “The Prince of Wales came to Nigeria  and they took him to Abuja and Lagos. They didn’t want him  to see the suffering people of the Niger Delta.

“It is our money and resources that they used to develop Lagos and Abuja.  Yet they did not want the Prince of Wales to see how they have neglected the area that produces the wealth of the nation.

“Look at the sitting arrangement of their photograph with the Prince of Wales and where they placed the producers of national wealth?” he asked.

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