Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that his administration will host the forthcoming African Caribbean Economic Forum only if the Federal Government gives a written approval.
He said this when Ambassador Justin Duru, president of the African-Caribbean Network Foundation, paid him a visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday.
Duru, whose Foundation are organisers of the forum, had said the Federal Government had approved Rivers State as the host of the biennial inter-continental business summit.
The governor, however, said he was not sure whether the Federal Government would allow an international business summit to be hosted in Rivers State, noting that politics had been elevated to disheartening heights under the present dispensation.
“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,” he said.