N500 Million Money Present: Proof of Wike’s Monetary Recklessness – APC
The Wike administration has been sharply criticized for doling out the sum of N500 million to the Sokoto State Authorities.
The APC in a press release issued in Port Harcourt at this time by its Spokesman, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke urged the elected representatives of the State to name Governor Nyesom Wike to order.
The assertion famous, “Our consideration has been drawn to the choice of Governor Nyesom Wike to spend scarce sources belonging to the individuals of Rivers State on the reconstruction of a market gutted by hearth in Sokoto. We have now additionally learnt that the Governor equally supplied funds for the sustenance of victims whose retailers had been razed down by hearth.
“Governor Nyesom Wike ought to please inform the Rivers people who find themselves shocked by his impulsive gesture below what subhead of the finances for 2021 he acquired the N500 million that he has doled out to the Sokoto State Authorities.
“The phrase is out on the streets that Governor Wike needs to function a Vice President below Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State who’s being touted as the subsequent Presidential candidate of the PDP.
“Wike doesn’t have to mortgage the widespread wealth of the Rivers individuals with a purpose to fulfill his private political ambition to proceed in workplace after serving as State Governor for 2 phrases.
“The Governor is busy spending Rivers cash as he likes. Neither the individuals nor their representatives have licensed such a unnecessary and outrageous expenditure. A day will come when Governor Wike can be pressured to account to Rivers individuals.
“Whereas we urge the Rivers State Home of Meeting to edit the error dedicated by the Governor in releasing Rivers funds with out acceptable authorization, we predict it’s unfair for Governor Wike to proceed to dole out Rivers cash when Rivers issues requiring funds haven’t been absolutely addressed.
“The State Secretariat Advanced constructed by Alfred Diete Spiff has been deserted and left to rot by the Wike administration. Rivers Civil Servants are being made to work below extraordinarily harsh, disgusting and fithy circumstances. There isn’t a gentle to energy workplaces, no lifts to take employees up or down high-rise buildings, and no water to maintain public conveniences clear.
“But, now we have a Governor who’s busy throwing cash within the air and utilizing the Individuals’s treasury to woo excessive profile individuals within the nation to his facet as associates.
“Our pensioners who served the State meritoriously of their youth and retired at previous age are being denied the cost of their pensions and gratuities by a imply authorities that prefers to showcase Rivers cash on the streets of Benue and Sokoto states when its personal persons are being advised there isn’t a cash to pay legit advantages.
“Our persons are discovering it troublesome to put meals on their breakfast desk. Their kids who’re graduates haven’t any work whereas guarantees to create a lot wanted jobs have remained mere guarantees.
“Rivers individuals with pursuits in rising companies of their very own should not being empowered. With the identical quantity which Wike dashed Sokoto, 50 individuals of Rivers extraction who’re supported by way of a grant or mortgage of N10 million every by their State Authorities, would contribute positively to real financial progress reasonably than the wasteful and reckless donation of N500 million which serves one man’s curiosity.
“It’s obscure why Wike doesn’t like Rivers individuals; and why he’s decided to impoverish they and their households in any respect value. The misuse of scarce funds on ventures that won’t profit Rivers individuals nonetheless confirms what the Governor thinks about these whose votes he appropriated.
“As their Governor, Governor Nyesom Wike has no intention in any respect of investing on something that’s able to straight uplifting the folks that he presently leads.
The assertion reminded the State Authorities that Rivers persons are watching its dancesteps, saying that the identical individuals would maintain Governor Wike accountable for his deeds.
Chief Ogbonna Nwuke,