The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said, if the Gold in Zamfara State can be managed by the state government, the old in Rivers can be managed by him.
Wike has wondered why the gold in Zamfara is not a national cake like the oil in Rivers State.
Speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, Wike who was reacting to the news of CBN demanding for N5b gold from the Zamfara government wondered if same gesture can be allowed in his state.
Wike stated that he is looking forth to having a gold well in Zamfara soon.
According to the governor, since the discovery of oil in our region, we are meant to believe that it is a national cake. Even imams in the North has oil wells in my state and neighbouring states.
Our land is spilt as a result of this oil yet there are no plans by the federal government to clean up our devastated lands.
We are given 13% control of something in our backyard which God blessed us with…
To my greatest surprise, I saw the news of CBN demanding for N5b gold from the Zamfara state government….
So the Zamfara government are managing it but in my own region, many northerners are oil well owners.
I am looking forth to having a gold well in Zamfara state soon since it’s all about mineral resources in our country. Not only me but people of my state.
If this is not allowed, then let it be known that it is an injustice against us and we will know what to do going further.