Wike Accuses Amaechi Of Emptying Rivers Treasury
Governor Nyesom Wike has dismissed as spurious, claims by the All
Progressives Congress (APC) that the Rotimi Amaechi's administration left
about N7billion in the state coffers.
Speaking shortly after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between Messrs Julius Berger PLC and CCECC Nigeria Limited to rehabilitate
roads in the state on Thursday at Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike
also further justified the N10billion loan his administration took. He
dismissed the war of calumny against his administration as malicious,
frivolous and a futile attempt to sully his reputation.
To bolster his claim, the governor said:, “The Accountant General is here
and we know that we didn't meet any money in the treasury”
He posited that: “They said they left N7billion, Naira may be the money
will be found in the hand over notes because the Accountant-General told
me the state FAAC account is in debit. But we have been hearing on radio
that they kept N7billion and I have not seen such an amount of money”.
Against this backdrop, the governor insisted that all Permanent
Secretaries should submit their statements of accounts in order to
ascertain whether any money was left unaccounted for by the last
Explaining on why the State Government applied for the loan, Governor Wike
said his administration is poised to complete all the important ongoing
He further disclosed that the loan will be used to complete the following
projects: the Law Faculty Building in the State University of Science and
Technology, the renovation of the judiciary complex and the Rivera State
House of Assembly buildings which are all derelict as a result of the
their closure for almost two years by Rotimi Amaechi. The loan , he
further revealed ,will be used to complete the Akpajo/Woji Bypass, the
Eagle Island link Road and the Rivers Mall started by Sir Celestine
“There is no need frittering away resources by abandoning projects.
Government is a continuum”, he emphasized.
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