FCC Shortchanging Rivers, Wike Laments

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has faulted the Federal Character Commission, FCC for shortchanging the state in the distribution of federal projects.

The governor said this while declaring open an FCC workshop to sensitise South-South stakeholders on socio-economic and infrastructural facilities and strategic partnership on the change agenda in Port Harcourt.

In a statement by his deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Banigo, the governor said the FCC should live up to its mandate of eradicating marginalisation in Nigeria.

“Rivers State has been shortchanged in the distribution of federal projects and we particularly decry the deplorable condition of the East-West Road, especially the section leading to the Onne industrial hub.

“We enjoin FCC to address the imbalance in federal appointments. FCC should live up to its mandate by ensuring fairness, justice and equity in appointments and distribution of infrastructure across the country.”

In his response, Acting Chairman of FCC, Dr. Shettimar Abba, assured that the commission was working to remedy identified areas where some states had been shortchanged in federal appointments and distribution of projects.

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