By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the state would host the forthcoming African Caribbean Economic Forum only if the Federal Government gives a written approval.
Wike spoke on Friday in Port Harcourt when the President of the African Caribbean Network Foundation, organisers of the African Caribbean Economic Forum, Justin Duru, paid him a visit, and announced that the Federal Government has approved Rivers State as the host of the biennial inter-continental business summit.
Wike said he was not sure whether the Federal Government would allow an international business summit to be hosted in Rivers State because of the elevation of politics to disheartening heights under the present dispensation.
His words: “I don’t think the Federal Government will allow international businessmen, diplomats and heads of government to converge on Port Harcourt for the promotion of the positive development strides.
“When we were hosting international football matches, for political reasons, the Federal Government stopped the matches and transferred them to other locations. For us to accept to host the African Caribbean Economic Forum, the Federal Government must make a written commitment to that effect”.
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