Gov. Diri says Deduction for September in Favor of Rivers State Unacceptable

Senator Douye Diri, Bayelsa State Governor has criticized the deduction of the state’s revenue by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, in favor of Rivers State following a High Court ruling.

Governor Diri expressed his displeasure when the RMAFC Federal Commissioners representing the South-South region, Sunday Anyang and his team paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday in the Government House, Yenagoa, the state capital.

The Bayelsa Governor described the hurried implementation of the ruling as unacceptable since the state’s appeal was subjudice at the Supreme Court.

He called on the commission to revisit its decision as it awaits the apex court on a final verdict on the boundary dispute between both states because its hurried action led to a decline in the state’s allocation for the month of September.

Governor Diri also called on other governors of the South-South to exercise restraint in dealing with issues of boundary adjustment in the region, stressing that there is a deliberate policy of divide and rule to further exploit the resources of the Niger Delta.

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