REVEALED: How Amaechi Spent N82 Million Hosting Wole Soyinka To Dinner While...

REVEALED: How Amaechi Spent N82 Million Hosting Wole Soyinka To Dinner While Owing Salaries

By Wires | The Trent on January 6, 2016
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Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin-Tam George, has expressed  shock that former Rivers State Governor,  Rotimi Amaechi expended N82 million to host Nobel Laureate,  Professor Wole Soyinka to a 3-hour dinner at a period he refused  to pay workers’ salaries.

Addressing Government House, Port Harcourt correspondents on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Dr. Tam George said that the figures  were contained in the handover note prepared by  the  former Permanent Secretary  of  the  State Ministry  of  Information and Communication under the  Amaechi administration.

He said a government  that did not only refuse to pay  salaries and also closed the courts 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.”

The Information Commissioner said: “There is a massive propaganda machine out there misinforming the people about the policy direction of Governor Wike’s administration. They have to respect  the  will of the people.  Instead,  they go about spreading  falsehood  against the  people  of  the state.”

He charged the  newsmen to emphasize the developmental achievements of Governor Wike with facts because Rivers State is currently dealing with a “disastrous legacy  of abandoned projects” by the Rotimi Amaechi’s administration.

Dr. George  who noted that the Wike administration is currently facing  a combination of  “ 85%  information war” and “political fundamentalism” also said the APC seeking to establish a “political caliphate” in Rivers State, by installing Dr. Dakuku who is a fake political candidate of the APC.

The Commissioner also described those who  said  Wike’s  government is serving only Ikwerre interests as  talking “anthropological nonsense”  because he is running an  all- inclusive  of government of indigenes from the 23 LGAs of Rivers State.


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