Wike Seeks FG’s Written Approval to Host African Caribbean Economic Forum  

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”.