Amaechi ‘Ex-Governor refused to pay salaries but hosted Soyinka to N82M dinner,’ Commissioner says

Tam-George made the disclosure on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, while addressing Government House correspondents in Port Harcourt.

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The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin Tam-George has accused former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi of spending N82 million on a dinner for Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka despite failing to pay workers’ salaries.

Tam-George made the disclosure on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, while addressing Government House correspondents in Port Harcourt.

According to a statement released by the state’s press unit, he said:

“A government that did not pay salaries, closed the courts, but the administration had the courage to expend N82million to fund a dinner for Prof Wole Soyinka.”

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

Tam-George also said that the government would demand a refund from Soyinka if it was discovered that he received some of the funds from Amaechi in cash.

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