The Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has professed that the Central Bank of Nigeria is engaging in politics with its agriculture development loans to states.
Recollecting on how his state was denied of the loan by the apex bank while hosting the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development Mustapha Shehuri on Monday March 15, Governor Nyesom Wike stated that it is wrong to play politics with a scheme that will enhance food security, create jobs and promote youth empowerment.
He further said;
His state is among the states being denied access to loans meant for agriculture development.
“It is bad thing to engage in politics with certain issues, we should be unsentimental in executing this kind of programme.
“This is a program that will increase food security, create jobs and encourage youth empowerment.
“In an atmosphere lacking of politics, we should be joining hands together, the loans needs to benefit all us.”