Amaechi Wike asks ex-governor to account for N3trn

Wike made the call via the Commissioner for Information, Dr Tam George who spoke to journalists in Port Harcourt on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike play

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called on predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi to explain how he spent N3 trillion in funds received throughout his eight year tenure.

Wike made the call via the Commissioner for Information, Dr Tam George who spoke to journalists in Port Harcourt on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

“Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the history of Rivers State since 1997. Thousands of workers were without their salaries for four months and thousands of teachers were not paid for nearly 12 months,” George said.

“We have so many abandoned projects which huge sums have been paid but projects are yet to be completed.  We have the Mono-rail project that gulped over N60bn and it was abandoned.

"We have the Woji road project awarded at N3bn. There was a variation of the project to the upward of N14bn but it was abandoned. We inherited the project and completed it.

"There are so many of the abandoned projects. We have the Karibi George 250 bed project where huge sums of money were paid but no single block was laid at the site,” he added.

The Rivers government had earlier accused Amaechi of spending 82 million on a dinner for Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka instead of paying salaries.

Amaechi is currently the Minister for Transportation.

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