The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria of playing politics and denying the state access to agricultural loans offered by the apex bank.
The governor made the accusation in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Kelvin Ehiri, on Monday.
“I think, I am one of those states that nobody gives loans for agriculture. I don’t know what hatred the central bank governor has for us? We do not know.
“We have been hearing of Anchor borrower this and Anchor that. But when it concerns Rivers State, you will hear a lot of things.”
Wike, who pleaded with the CBN governor, noted that the state had applied for the loan for more than one year.
“They said we should bring the cooperative societies and I say this is where politics come from. If I want to eat government money, I can sit here and write about cooperative societies.
“The previous administration took loans and said they gave them to cooperative societies of over N3bn. Who are these cooperative societies? And the money went off like that,” Wike added.
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