Wike ‘I met an empty treasury,’ Governor says

Wike stated this in denial of claims that the immediate past administration had left N7 billion in the state's coffers.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that he met an empty state treasury upon assumption of office.

Wike stated this in denial of claims that the immediate past administration had left N7 billion in the state's coffers.

The governor made the statement on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Government House in Port Harcourt during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the state government and officials of Julius Berger and a Chinese Construction firm, CCECC, for the rehabilitation of 33 kilometres of township roads in the state capital.

Wike also said that the state’s Federal Allocation account was in debit when he took over as governor.

“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 said.

Wike has also accused the previous administration of Rotimi Amaechi of carting away valuables from the State Government House.

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