Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday said the announcement of the impending rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery by the Federal Government does not call for jubilation because it is not the first time the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would be making such promises without fulfilling them.
Wike, who was a guest on Channels Television Politics Today programme, was reacting to the approval of $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the refinery.
He said: “We have had a lot of promises. We have had a lot of talks and nothing has materialized. The news was nothing to make anyone jubilate. Promises of this nature are only pointers to the fact that elections are around the corner. We have heard these promises and nothing has happened.
“If the refinery is going to work, it will improve a lot of economic activities. There will be employment for the people of the state. We will be happy, but I am saying that we have had these promises and nothing has happened.
“So, I don’t want to begin to say hallelujah. Let us wait and see what will happen based on the approval and the statement made by the minister of state, petroleum. We will hold him accountable for it. We know, even before the (APC) government came into being, they had promised a lot of things and later, they said because of these challenges and that, they are not able to fulfill them.”