The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has berated the Federal Government for shielding Prince Charles of Wales from the Niger Delta region.
The governor, who said the Niger Delta had always been neglected despite producing the nation’s wealth, wondered why the Prince would be confined to Abuja and Lagos.
Wike spoke during the visit of an international preacher, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, to the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Thursday.
He said the actions of the Federal Government during the visit of the Prince of Wales underscored the negativity that had characterised governance under the current administration.
He said, “The Prince of Wales came to Nigeria and they took him to Abuja and Lagos. They didn’t want him to see the suffering people of the Niger Delta.
“It is our money and resources that they used to develop Lagos and Abuja. Yet, they did not want the Prince of Wales to see how they have neglected the area that produces the wealth of the nation.
“Look at the sitting arrangement of their photograph with the Prince of Wales and where they placed the producers of national wealth.”