Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has reiterated that Soku Oil Well belongs to Rivers State.
Wike who was addressing the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission called on him urged the commission to continue to ensure the payment of the accruing revenue to the State.
The Governor described as unfortunate comments by the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri over ownership of Soku Oil Well.
Wike spoke when he received a delegation of the Commission on a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt
“It is unfortunate that the Bayelsa State Governor told you when you visited him that you should not pay us revenue from Soku Oil Well.
“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 Well 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 Well should be paid to Rivers State.
“That is the position. For Bayelsa State Governor to come up to say that you should not pay us our money is unfortunate.
“If they have filed a matter at the Supreme Court, it is not an injunction to stop the implementation of the subsisting judgment”, he stated.
The Governor commended the Commission for taking the bold step to correct fraudulent practices adopted by some States in order to gain financial advantage.