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.

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.