President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday rejected a request made by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for a refund for the construction of some Federal roads in the State.
Tinubu however replied to Wike that he owed him nothing.
Tinubu spoke while inaugurating the Rumuokwuta-Rumuola Flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
At the inauguration of flyover projects, Wike said the projects undertaken by the State ought to be done by the Federal Government.
“And unfortunately too, these projects ought to be Federal Government projects because they are Federal roads.
“If we had said because they are Federal Government roads, and we won’t do it. Who are those to suffer?
“Since we have said we don’t want our people to suffer, I also believe that the Federal Government should say look, you have done well for us. These are projects we should be doing, can you bring your bill, let us refund you the money you have done for these roads.
“That is what it is supposed to be for a partnership with a good Federal Government. I can assure you as you enter the office and you approve to pay this money back, other states will have the courage to also do the same thing.