Nigerian sufferings  may not end soon – Wike

Nigerian sufferings may not end soon – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday warned that with the growing corruption and insecurity in Nigeria, the despair faced by millions of Nigerians may not end soon.

He, however, appealed to the Supreme Court to give the case concerning the collection and distribution of value-added tax generated from the state by the Federal Government the urgency it requires.

Wike, who appealed the commemoration of the 62nd independence anniversary of Nigeria at the Sharks Football Stadium in Port Harcourt on Saturday, explained that such urgency and eventual ruling on the case in favor of the state would further add more financial resources that would accelerate the economic growth of the state.

The governor noted that since the return of democracy in 1999, the country had continued to witness deliberate constitutional distortions, institutional weaknesses, and widespread corruption that had prevented Nigerians from enjoying a robust democratic practice.

He added that at 62 years, Nigeria deserves more than what it has achieved and Nigerians likewise deserve much more than what their leaders have delivered to them with the country’s enormous natural and human resources.

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