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 college constructing to RSU campuses… Says blind vendetta spurs Wike on to desert Amaechi’s laudable tasks to rot
Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Celebration (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 places of the State.
The social gathering chief mentioned males of conscience are but to get well from the shock of the information, describing it as one other tragic magic in his common confused and deranged fashion of mission execution in Rivers State.
In a press release made out there to media homes, the social gathering Chief mentioned albeit a decentralized college system is sweet particularly, to afford folks within the hinterlands entry to tertiary schooling with out the hurdle of embarking on the distant journey to 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 recent N9 billion when the ultra-modern prototype Secondary faculties 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 locations equivalent to Okehi in Etche, Ogbakiri in Emohua and so on and discover these sprawling tasks that are over 80% full overtaken by thick forests below a Governor who prides himself as Mr. Undertaking.
Lamenting on how Wike out of myopic and shortsightedness destroyed the tutorial 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, once you get it out! I used to be in one of many mannequin faculties at Eleme-Onne axis (Ambassador Nene Burubo Mannequin College) throughout my latest go to to Rivers Statr and I wept on the crass neglect of the imposing amenities, as a result of bitter political rivalry since 2015”.
The social gathering Chief mentioned virtually all of the folks oriented tasks initiated below the federal government of Amaechi such because the Songhai Farms, Auto-Destruct Syringe mission at Rumuosi, Etche Agric Village, Banana Plantation scheme, Fish farms amongst others undergo identical destiny.
He recalled how the Governor annoyed and stocked the futures of a whole lot of Rivers little kids learning overseas on scholarship in perpetual limbo after he cancelled the scholarship scheme initiatived by Amaechi.
A person with an entire human sense would ordinarily enable these already within the scheme overseas to finish and return dwelling with their levels, however Wike annoyed 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 youngsters or take away the ladder from their legs atop a tall tree, solely to chuckle in weird pleasure at how his youngsters crashed on the exhausting ground and broke their heads.
He mentioned 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 below the present administration, can serve identical goal.
“As an alternative of losing N9bn to construct campuses of the RSU in three totally different LGAs costing N3bn every, Wike ought to relatively use the N4Bn World Class Secondary Faculties in every senatorial zone which were deserted below his watch, to serve the aim”.
Chief Eze mentioned given the traditional infrastructure and their extremely acclaimed architectural designs, the Secondary faculties can solely be equated to tertiary establishments as a result of based on him, they had been billed to be among the many greatest in all aspects on the planet.
Having proven gross incompetence to grasp the noble ideology behind the massive 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 essentially the most urgent yearnings of Rivers folks.
“As an alternative of permitting these constructions to rot away and be dilapidated, Wike can do the State a whole lot 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 mentioned It was not for nothing that in 2014, Port Harcourt, the state capital below Amaechi, beat 10 different contenders together with Oxford and Lyon to clinch the distinguished title of “World Guide Capital”. The infrastructural revolution in schooling below the previous Governor and different combos earned 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 mission 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 large 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 amenities on the Rivers Sate College (RSU).
Asserting the discharge to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Commissioner for Info and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim mentioned N9 billion of that sum will function take-off grant for the institution of latest campuses of Rivers State College (RSU) in Ahoada, Emohua and Etche Native Authorities Areas.
One would have cherished to see a scenario 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 consider that such tremendous constructions had been for mere secondary faculties, regardless of the category. Eze thus questioned why such amenities 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 tackle different wants required for the campuses to function maximally.” Eze nonetheless requested if these amenities and extra weren’t already within the Amaechi Tremendous faculties.
Eze expressed additional shock on the next assertion from the Wike administration. “This can be a landmark growth 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 growth and financial actions. It is going to scale back the speed of unemployment within the state.”
The erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the nPDP questioned how what Wike needs to do known as landmark when he’s relatively pouring away N9Bn he would have used to arrange financial schemes to carry 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 folks 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 growth was nonetheless happening world wide 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 at least one state and for beginning mad tasks equivalent to N9Bn to repeats what Amaechi already did. He’s throwing cash away in such laughable strategies.
Eze mentioned the world is aware of that he simply bought N78.9Bn. What they’re doing is to cheer him like a jester in order that the prodigal son may give extra, increasingly to his cheering jeerers”.
Eze went on: “Those that love Wike and Rives State ought to arrest him, sit him down, if doable, and persuade him to attract a plan, to state clearly what he needs to take a position the massive 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 hear?”
“Inform Wike to spare Rivers State!”, Eze pleaded.
Eze regretted Wike’s fashion of leaping out of his closet every now and then to announce one large quantity he would spend with none signal of thoughtfulness and exhausting debate by his cowed Government 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 below the present administration, the social gathering Chief referred to as on Rivers folks to be strengthened by the hope of a greater and larger state, supplied by the Rivers APC, stressing that the case of the state is the achievement 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 folks …O my folks, your leaders mislead you, they ship you down the flawed street”, Eze mentioned 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 nice folks of Rivers State to face as much as their rights, struggle and maintain Gov. Wike to account for the ill-actions of his administration in step with the admonition of God in Surah 42:41 “all those who struggle whereas oppressed incurs no guilt” and God shall punish the oppressors and a painful chastisement awaits them who topic the folks to pains and penury.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
APC Chieftain & former Nationwide Publicity Secretary, nPDP
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