Wike Accuses Amaechi Of Emptying Rivers Treasury

Source: pointblanknews.com

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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