Eze knocks Wike’s proposed N9Bn ‘schools-in-zones’ as a blind, infantile & waste of sources… Advises governor to save lots of sources by changing Amaechi’s world-class secondary faculty constructing to RSU campuses… Says blind vendetta spurs Wike on to desert Amaechi’s laudable initiatives to rot
Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Occasion (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has tackled Gov. Nyesom Wike’s artfully contrived stratagem to waste a whooping N9 billion in his deliberate institution of three (three) new campuses of the Rivers State College (RSU) in three totally different senatorial areas of the State.
The social gathering chief stated males of conscience are but to get better from the shock of the information, describing it as one other tragic magic in his standard confused and deranged model of undertaking execution in Rivers State.
In a press release made out there to media homes, the social gathering Chief stated albeit a decentralized college system is nice particularly, to afford individuals within the hinterlands entry to tertiary schooling with out the hurdle of embarking on the distant journey to the town for tutorial pursuit, however cashing on that footing to waste the scarce sources of the State and nourish particular person pockets is ghastly vexatious and shocks to the marrow.
Lamenting over the award of contemporary N9 billion when the ultra-modern prototype Secondary colleges constructed by Amaechi have been deserted to rot is flamboyant idiocy.
Tears will at all times row down the cheeks of travellers every time they go by means of locations akin to Okehi in Etche, Ogbakiri in Emohua and so forth and discover these sprawling initiatives that are over 80% full overtaken by thick forests underneath a Governor who prides himself as Mr. Venture.
Lamenting on how Wike out of myopic and shortsightedness destroyed the academic way forward for Rivers State a seasoned Journalist based mostly in Lagos despatched this textual content to me, “Chief, I’ll like to write down on this, if you get it out! I used to be in one of many mannequin colleges at Eleme-Onne axis (Ambassador Nene Burubo Mannequin Faculty) throughout my latest go to to Rivers Statr and I wept on the crass neglect of the imposing services, on account of bitter political rivalry since 2015”.
The social gathering Chief stated nearly all of the individuals oriented initiatives initiated underneath the federal government of Amaechi such because the Songhai Farms, Auto-Destruct Syringe undertaking at Rumuosi, Etche Agric Village, Banana Plantation scheme, Fish farms amongst others endure identical destiny.
He recalled how the Governor pissed off and stocked the futures of lots of of Rivers little kids learning overseas on scholarship in perpetual limbo after he cancelled the scholarship scheme initiatived by Amaechi.
A person with a whole human sense would ordinarily enable these already within the scheme overseas to finish and return dwelling with their levels, however Wike pissed off their possibilities and denied them the life time alternative of constructing a future for themselves and the society.
Solely a depraved father can pull the rug off the legs of his beloved kids or take away the ladder from their legs atop a tall tree, solely to chuckle in weird pleasure at how his kids crashed on the exhausting flooring and broke their heads.
He stated it’s an act of sheer monetary recklessness and wasteful enterprise to construct new campuses when the world-class twenty-four (24) mannequin Secondary Faculties constructed by the Chibuike Amaechi led state authorities throughout all native authorities areas in Rivers State and deserted to rot underneath the present administration, can serve identical objective.
“As a substitute of losing N9bn to construct campuses of the RSU in three totally different LGAs costing N3bn every, Wike ought to moderately use the N4Bn World Class Secondary Faculties in every senatorial zone which were deserted underneath his watch, to serve the aim”.
Chief Eze stated given the traditional infrastructure and their extremely acclaimed architectural designs, the Secondary colleges can solely be equated to tertiary establishments as a result of in accordance with him, they have been billed to be among the many greatest in all sides on the earth.
Having proven gross incompetence to understand the noble ideology behind the large legacies of Rt. Hon. Dr. Amaechi within the schooling sector, Gov. Wike ought to do the State some good by placing these constructions to make use of and channel the N9 billion into employment technology and empowerment that are probably the most urgent yearnings of Rivers individuals.
“As a substitute of permitting these constructions to rot away and be dilapidated, Wike can do the State loads of good by discarding his kind of politics which are very unfavourable to the State and put these constructions into correct use and convert the Billions on this regard into offering employment for our teeming unemployed youths and offset the Pension arrears collected by his administration”.
Eze stated It was not for nothing that in 2014, Port Harcourt, the state capital underneath Amaechi, beat 10 different contenders together with Oxford and Lyon to clinch the distinguished title of “World E-book Capital”. The infrastructural revolution in schooling underneath the previous Governor and different mixtures earned the town the trophy.
Eze wept for Rivers, the state that when bubbled with life, catered for her populace, supplied for her poor and created equal alternative for all no matter standing. The state that was as soon as the delight of all has been slained for the delight of her avaricious chief and now lay in ruins.
The undertaking is only a repetition of what’s already on floor in every of the senatorial zones of the state and due to this fact, the present scheme will quantity to nothing however an avenue for the Governor, his cronies, allies and brokers to money out massive and reform their purses.
The Rivers State Authorities had on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, advised the world how Gov Wike had launched the sum of N16.6 billion for the so referred to as improve of services on the Rivers Sate College (RSU).
Saying the discharge to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Commissioner for Info and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim stated N9 billion of that sum will function take-off grant for the institution of recent campuses of Rivers State College (RSU) in Ahoada, Emohua and Etche Native Authorities Areas.
One would have cherished to see a state of affairs the place Authorities introduced that it has discovered new use for the deserted prototype Secondary Faculties and switch them into campuses of the Rivers State College.
One would hardly imagine that such tremendous constructions have been for mere secondary colleges, irrespective of the category. Eze thus questioned why such services couldn’t be referred to as RSU Campuses.
In response to Wike, “N3 billion can be devoted to every of the brand new campuses for the development of school buildings, hostels, workplaces, libraries, auditoriums, lecture halls and handle different wants required for the campuses to function maximally.” Eze nonetheless requested if these services and extra weren’t already within the Amaechi Tremendous colleges.
Eze expressed additional shock on the next assertion from the Wike administration. “This can be a landmark improvement within the historical past of the establishment which has maintained one campus since its institution in October 1980.
“With the institution of the three campuses, the communities the place they’re sited can be opened up for consequential improvement and financial actions. It can scale back the speed of unemployment within the state.”
The erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the nPDP questioned how what Wike needs to do is known as landmark when he’s moderately pouring away N9Bn he would have used to arrange financial schemes to elevate Rivers youths out of poverty. He’s utilizing it to repeat what’s on floor simply to verify he doesn’t use what Amaechi did or to confuse individuals so he can write off billions of Naira.
“He’s merely behaving like a brand new spouse who locks out each family property her predecessor had painstakingly acquired for the household, simply to wipe off her rivals’ footprints within the household.
Eze laughed on the declare by Wike that Rivers State is the one place the place regular infrastructural improvement was nonetheless happening all over the world within the face of Covid-19 world slowdown. “We will agree that Rivers State is certainly one in every of such few busy locations however Wike ought to have accomplished his assertion by giving credit score to his predecessor, Rt Hon Amaechi, who simply handed down N78.9Bn to Rivers State at a time like this. Wike is utilizing it to spice up his political campaigns within the north with erratic donations of as excessive as N0.5Bn to 1 state and for beginning mad initiatives akin to N9Bn to repeats what Amaechi already did. He’s throwing cash away in such laughable strategies.
Eze stated the world is aware of that he simply obtained N78.9Bn. What they’re doing is to cheer him like a jester in order that the prodigal son can provide extra, increasingly to his cheering jeerers”.
Eze went on: “Those that love Wike and Rives State ought to arrest him, sit him down, if attainable, and persuade him to attract a plan, to state clearly what he needs to speculate the large FG Refund which Amaechi gave the state in. He ought to put over 80% of the funds into financial ventures that will create direct jobs and promote new Agro-economy to assist out the place oil stops. That’s one of the best ways to go, however will he pay attention?”
“Inform Wike to spare Rivers State!”, Eze pleaded.
Eze regretted Wike’s model of leaping out of his closet occasionally to announce one large quantity he would spend with none signal of thoughtfulness and exhausting debate by his cowed Govt Council and the sleepy Rivers State Home of Meeting, in the event that they nonetheless exist.
Praying for the short restoration of the State from the ruins of her crash underneath the present administration, the social gathering Chief referred to as on Rivers individuals to be strengthened by the hope of a greater and larger state, provided by the Rivers APC, stressing that the case of the state is the success of the phrase of God as captured in Ecclesiastes 10:16 “woe to you, O land, when your King is infantile and when your incompetent officers …feast within the morning”.
And because the Bible posited additional in Isaiah three:12 “infantile leaders oppress my individuals …O my individuals, your leaders mislead you, they ship you down the unsuitable street”, Eze stated Wike has continued to mislead and misdirect the State within the pursuit of the insatiable wishes of his venomous coronary heart.
Eze due to this fact tasked the great individuals of Rivers State to face as much as their rights, battle and maintain Gov. Wike to account for the ill-actions of his administration consistent with the admonition of God in Surah 42:41 “all those who battle whereas oppressed incurs no guilt” and God shall punish the oppressors and a painful chastisement awaits them who topic the individuals to pains and penury.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
APC Chieftain & former Nationwide Publicity Secretary, nPDP
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