Soku oil wells belong to Rivers State, Gov Wike insists
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Tuesday reiterated that Soku oil wells belong to the state, while berating Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, for claiming ownership of the said oil wells.
Governor Wike said this when he received a delegation of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission on a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt. The governor described as unfortunate comments by the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri over ownership of Soku oil wells and urged the Commission to continue to ensure the payment of the accruing revenue to the State.
“It is unfortunate that the Bayelsa State Governor told you when you visited him that you should not pay us revenue from Soku oil wells. “The matter was at the Supreme Court when the National Boundary Commission admitted that they made an error in their 11th edition publication, by situating Soku oil wells in Bayelsa State.
“They were therefore, directed to correct the error in their 12th edition publication. When they also failed to effect the correction, we had to go back to the Federal High Court. The court, in its wisdom directed that all revenue accruing from Soku oil wells should be paid to Rivers State.
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