Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has berated the Federal Government for allegedly politicizing the fight against coronavirus in the country.
The Governor while condemning the exclusion of Rivers State from the Federal Government grants in the fight against COVID-19, described the selective support as unfortunate.
He also added that despite the exclusion of the state, Federal Government has continued to endanger the State by flying expatriates into Rivers State.
“It is quite unfortunate that the containment of coronavirus has been politicized by the Federal Government. While Lagos State received a grant of N10billion as a commercial hub,
Rivers State is entitled to support from the Federal Government. Every day, we are inundated with letters from the Federal Government to allow oil companies to fly in expatriates to drill Oil.
Then we ask, what is the status of those coming from Lagos? Nobody has told us their status as regards coronavirus.
“If they come to come Rivers without us knowing their status, what will be implication assuming they have the virus.”