Governor of Rivers State, Nyemson Wike paid a surprise visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the closed door meeting, Wike said the meeting centred mainly on security, adding that he was happy with the discussion.
Describing his relationship with the President as cordial, the governor said their discussion also bordered on other developmental issues in the state.
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He said: â€œIâ€™m happy with the discussion and I believe that something has to be done about (security) it. Nothing political just security issue that affects the state and things that may lead to the breakdown of law and order. We talked on security challenges and he received me very well.
â€œWe donâ€™t have any bad relationship, I come here when he asked me to come.â€™â€™
He also criticised the $1 billion approved by the Nigeria Governorsâ€™ Forum to fight insurgency in the country.
According to him, the approval was illegal.
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Wike, however, said he was in support of any effort embarked upon by the Federal Government to address insurgency and environmental challenges in the Niger Delta region.
He added: â€œEven though for me itâ€™s illegal, for me it is. However, we are told we are fighting insurgency and no right thinking person in the country will say that he would not support the government in fighting against insurgency.
â€œBut on the other hand too, I believe that when you are talking about environmental issues in the Niger Delta particularly the Ogoniland I believe that we can also take money from there (Excess Crude Account) to solve the problem of Ogoniland and other Niger Delta areas. That is my position.â€
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