The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of diverting the proceeds from the sale of the state’s energy tasks and plane.
The governor, in line with a press release issued by his Particular Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said this when he obtained two former chairmen of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Davies Ikanya and Hon. Igo Aguma, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) in Port Harcourt.
He additionally challenged his predecessor to say any federal undertaking he has dropped at the state since his appointment in 2015.
“Amaechi claimed he bought a Sprint 8 plane bought by former Governor Peter Odili’s administration to Cross River authorities at the price of $6million however didn’t account for the proceeds of the transaction,” the governor stated.
Wike insisted that Amaechi’s tenure as governor of River was characterised by monetary malfeasance.
He added: “The $308 million paid by Sahara Power to amass the state’s unbiased energy tasks was diverted by the minister.
“The minister additionally spent $39.9 million of state funds on non-existent Justice Karibi Whyte hospital in Port Harcourt.”
The governor, who listed a number of tasks he drawn to Rivers State throughout his stint as Minister of State for Training throughout ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, requested Amaechi to emulate to revive the moribund Port Harcourt seaports so as to create employment alternatives for teenagers within the state.