Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to call out those governors responsible for diverting local government funds allocated in the country.
Buhari, it would be recalled, had on Thursday, accused some governors of diverting funds meant for local governments councils sent from the federation’s account.
Goldennewsng reports that the president also noted that state governors make council chairmen sign undertakings for money not received.
But during the commissioning of a project in Port Harcourt on Friday, Gov. Wike claimed that he has never touched monies meant for the local government since he came on board in 2015.
The governor also claimed that none of the G5 governors in the Peoples Democratic Party has ever touched local government allocations.
He then challenged the President to name the governors who tamper with local government allocations.
Wike said ”I challenge Mr. President, you must come out and tell Nigerians those committing this offence.
“You said the Governors are taking local government funds. I want to say, in the name of Almighty God, I’ve never touched local government funds one day. I have never and I have no reason to do that.
“So Mr President, tell us who are those people? You know them, tell us.
“I’m not one of those governors. Mr President tells Nigerians that the Integrity Governors are not part of them.
“Do us a favour to announce all those states that are taking local government funds”.