Rivers makes fresh allegations of funds abuse

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – RIVERS State Government said it had uncovered another N81 million fraud that occurred during the former State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.

This was disclosed by State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin- Tam George.

George expressed shock that former governor expended the funds to host Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka to a three-hour dinner at a period civil servants were not paid.

He said the figures were contained in the handover note prepared by a former Permanent Secretary of the
State Ministry of Information and Communication under the Amaechi administration.

“These are facts on the ground. The Amaechi administration expended the money under the heading of borrowed funds,” George said.

He added there was a massive propaganda machine out to misinform the people about the policy direction of Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration.

He thus charged journalists to emphasise the developmental achievements of Wike with facts because Rivers State was
currently dealing with a “disastrous legacy of abandoned projects” by the Amaechi administration.

“They have to respect the will of the people. Instead, they go about spreading falsehood against the people of the state,” he said.

George noted that the Wike administration was currently facing a combination of “85 percent information war” and “political fundamentalism”.

He added that the APC seeking to establish a “political caliphate” in Rivers State, by installing its losing candidate, Dakuku Peterside.

Comment could not be obtained from the former administration.

CAJ News

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