The Governor of River State, Nyesom Wike, has on Tuesday, requested a State visit from President Muhammadu Buhari, Page 36 learnt.
The request by Governor Wike, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was made in an appreciation letter to President Buhari, who he described as a remarkable President.
His request came after the Federal Government paid the N78.9 billion, it owed the Rivers State Government.
He wrote: “I wish to, on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, appreciate and most sincerely, thank you for graciously approving the refund of the sum of N78.9 billion to the Rivers State Government, as cost of execution of Federal Government’s Road projects in the State.
“Mr. President has by this remarkable and heartwarming gesture, shown not only your love for the Government and people of Rivers State, but also demonstrated expressively that you are indeed a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians.
“I wish to therefore, appeal to Mr. President, to kindly oblige us with a State visit when invited, to see what we have accomplished for the State and our people, with the money.”