Amaechi Emptied Rivers State Treasury – Wike

Amaechi Emptied Rivers State Treasury – Wike

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the immediate past governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi of handing over an empty treasury to him.

Amaechi Emptied Rivers State Treasury – Wike
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike

The governor made this accusation yesterday, June 18, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the state government and two construction companies for the rehabilitation of some roads in the state capital.

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Wike, according to Punch, dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration that it left N7bn in the states' account, stating he met an empty treasury upon assumption of office on May 29.

“I want to say on good authority that we did not meet any N7bn, as being speculated. The state’s FAAC account as at May 29 (2015) was in debit. That was the briefing I received from the Accountant-General.”

He noted that signing the MOU with Julius Berger and the Chinese Construction firm,(CCECC), will bolster his administration's resolve to eliminate potholes on the states' roads.

Explaining the details of the signed contract with the firms, the governor noted that Julius Berger is to handle the rehabilitation of 11 kilometres of township roads alongside street lights and traffic lights, while the CCECC will handle 20 kilometres of township roads in Port Harcourt.

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Last week, the governor made a request to the Rivers state House of assembly for the approval  a N10 billion loan from Zenith Bank  to fund capital projects within his first 100 days in office.


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