Friday, January 29

Explain how you spent N3trn in 8 years – Rivers dares Amaechi

Explain how you spent N3trn in 8 years – Rivers dares Amaechi

 Rotimi Amaechi

Rivers State government has asked the Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi to account for funds received in his eight years tenure as the governor of the State.

The Commissioner for Information in the State, Dr Tam George yesterday told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the State was still reeling from “the catastrophic legacy of the former governor” despite receiving over three trillion naira in revenue in 8 years.

“Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers State since 1997,” he said.

“Thousands of workers were without their salaries for four months and thousands of teachers were not paid for nearly 12 months.

“We have so many abandoned projects which huge sums have been paid but projects are yet to be completed.

“We have the Mono-rail project that gulped over N60bn and it was abandoned. We have the Woji road project awarded at N3bn.

“There was a variation of the project to the upward of N14bn but it was abandoned. We inherited the project and completed it.

“There are so many of the abandoned projects. We have the Karibi George 250 bed project where huge sums of money were paid but no single block was laid at the site”, he said.

The official added that Wike’s government would deploy every legitimate means to compel those that looted the State to face the full wrath of law.

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