– Rivers state government wants former governor, Amaechi to account for N3trillion
– Amaechi accused of leaving behind a backlog of unpaid salaries
– Tam-George asked Rivers people to be vigilant
The Rivers state government has asked the former governor of the state and current minister for transport, Rotimi Amaechi to account for what he did with over N3trillion he received throughout his eight years tenure.
Speaking on Thursday, January 28, during a press conference in Port Harcourt, Dr. Austin Tam-George, the state commissioner for information and communication said Amaechi left “a catastrophic legacy” as a governor, Daily Independent reports.
According to the government, the former governor Amaechi left behind a backlog of unpaid salaries of four months, eight months pension allowances and twelve months of teachers’ salaries unpaid.
Tam-George said: “Rivers state is still reeling from the catastrophic legacy of the Rotimi Amaechi years. Despite receiving over three trillion naira in revenue in 8 years, Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers state since 1967.”
He therefore, called on the people of Rivers state to be vigilant against those who are determined to destroy the gains made so far by the Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration.
This comes on the heels of Wike’s victory at the Supreme Court. The apex court had on Wednesday upheld the election of Wike as the governor of the state. His victory was greeted with wild jubilation.
According to Wike his victory at the Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law and the people of Rivers state.
The state chairman of the PDP, Felix Obuah told members of the opposition All Progressives Congress that the door is opened for any of them to come into the state’s ruling party.