Face Your Job, Wike Chides Amaechi
BEVERLY HILLS, April 07, (THEWILL) – The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has warned the Minister of Transportation and former Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi to face his job with the Federal Government and stop distracting the state.
Wike issued the warning, on Thursday, at the opening speech of a two-day retreat organised for his key officials tagged, “strengthening capacity, efficiency and service delivery for sustainable development” held in the state.
He revealed that his administration has deployed resources to correct the failures of past administrations adding that his administration was currently faced with the responsibility of reviving the state which according to him was wrongly managed by the past administrations of the state.
Wike alleged that all key projects initiated by the Amaechi administration were either abandoned or not executed at all adding that despite inheriting a badly governed state, his administration has begun the process of developing the state by initiating critical projects and programmes that have revived the economy of the state to the benefit of the people.
He appealed to Amaechi to allow him face his job of developing the state and advised the All Progressives Congress (APC), to accept its defeat in the March 19, Legislative rerun elections in the state and allow the state government focus on the rebuilding of the state.
“I call on the former Governor and leader of the APC in the State to accept the reality that the re-run elections has woefully been lost by his party and that Rivers people have, again, overwhelmingly re-affirm their confidence, trust and preference for the PDP,” Wike said.
“Therefore, spare us the agony of unnecessary hostility and allow Rivers State to move forward in peace and security. We expect you to use your high office and connections to attract meaningful development projects to the State as I did during my time; not senseless and unpatriotic distractions. Enough is enough.
“All of us are aware of the sorry state of things in Rivers State before May 29 2015. Between October 25 2007 and May 28 2015 over three trillion naira accrued from all revenue sources to the State. Yet, they did nothing tangible with that money to develop the State. Instead, they squandered and diverted most of this money into private pockets through bogus and ill-fated projects. ”