Pres. Buhari Will Support My Probe Of Amaechi’s Corrupt Practices Says Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will fully support his fight against the massive corruption that characterised the administration of the immediate past administration of Mr Chibuike Amaechi.

Speaking after receiving the final report of the Transition Committee of his administration on Friday, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that his administration is committed to recovering all funds diverted into private pockets by officials of the outgone administration.  He said : " I am confident  that  President  Muhammadu  Buhari  will support  my administration  in the quest to tackle  the  massive  corruption  that characterised  the  Amaechi  administration. 

"We are aware  that  the  immediate  past  administration  and her officials  will resort to blackmail  and propaganda  for the  purpose  of  diverting  attention from their corruption  practices. We shall  remain  focused  on the task of getting  back Rivers State  resources  and assets ".

The governor  commended the  Transition  Committee  for a job well done,  saying  that  the  committee's  interim report  helped his administration  to take off. Submitting  the  final  report  of  the  Transition  Committee,  former  Deputy  Governor,  Tele  Ikuru  described  the  Amaechi’s  administration  as the  most corrupt  in the  state's  history. 

Ikuru said that  the  former  governor  expended N812million  to furnish his personal  residence  at  the  expense  of  the  state,  while N4.96b  was spent on Justice  Karibi  White hospital with no structure  on ground.

Simeon  Nwakaudu, 
June  19, 2015,
Government House, Port Harcourt