Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unlucky feedback by the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri over possession of Soku Oil Effectively.
Governor Wike mentioned this when he obtained a delegation of the Income Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Fee on a courtesy go to at Authorities Home, Port Harcourt.
He said that Soku Oil Effectively belongs to Rivers State and urged the Fee to proceed to make sure the cost of the accruing income to the State.
The Governor who counseled the Fee for taking the daring step to right fraudulent practices adopted by some states to achieve monetary benefit advocated a brand new income sharing method that may make the states get extra money for growth.
“There can’t be a Federal Authorities with out the states. So, we advocate a brand new income method that ought to take extra income out of the Federal Authorities and given to the States.
“It is because the burden is extra on the states than the Federal Authorities. So, the states ought to have extra income to cater to the individuals,” he mentioned.
“It’s unlucky that the Bayelsa State Governor informed you while you visited him that you shouldn’t pay us income from Soku Oil Effectively.
“The matter was on the Supreme Courtroom when the Nationwide Boundary Fee admitted that they made an error of their 11th version publication by situating Soku Oil Effectively in Bayelsa State.
“They had been, due to this fact, directed to right the error of their 12th version publication. When in addition they didn’t impact the correction, we had to return to the Federal Excessive Courtroom. The court docket, in its knowledge, directed that every one income accruing from Soku Oil Effectively be paid to Rivers State.
“That’s the place. For Bayelsa State Governor to return as much as say that you shouldn’t pay us our cash is unlucky.
“If they’ve filed a matter on the Supreme Courtroom, it isn’t an injunction to cease the implementation of the subsisting judgement”, he said.
Chief of the delegation, Mohammed Usman mentioned they had been on an advocacy and sensitisation tour to Rivers State, including that the RMAFC 2018 verification train was characterised by fraud as a result of some knowledge equipped by some states had been very spurious.