The House of Representatives has expressed its readiness to investigate the probable omission of Rivers State from the list of states benefitting from the Muhammadu Buhari-led government fresh borrowing.
The Green Chamber, on Wednesday, indicated to review the possible omission of the oil-rich state as a beneficiary of states earmarked for projects.
A Member of the Lower Chamber representing Abua/Odual and Ahoada East constituency of Rivers State, Solomon Bob, had earlier made a motion of urgent public importance claiming that his state is the only state out of the 36 states to be left out.
Bob further alleged discrimination against Rivers State which contributed immensely to the federation account.
The House had instructed its Committee on Aids and Loans to communicate with Presidency to include Rivers State in the loans if it was found to be the only state that had been excluded.
The Reps’ move is coming two days after Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike described as an act of discrimination, the alleged rejection of the Buhari Government to include Rivers as one of the states that would benefit from projects, for which it was seeking fresh foreign loans to execute.
“Look at the money that Federal Government has gone to borrow from the World Bank, of all the projects in all the states, the Federal Government did not include Rivers State,” the governor had said.
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