The immediate past administration of Rotimi Amaechi left a huge debt burden for the current administration of Governor Nyesom Wike, Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Chief Kenneth Kobani, has alleged.
Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Tuesday, the Rivers SSG specifically said that Amaechi, who was last week appointed as Minister of Transportation, left an economically bankrupt state.
Apparently reacting to allegations made by the All Progressives Congress in the state on the Rivers economy and the warning to banks not to give any more loans to the Wike administration, Kobani pointed out that the current governor had ‘diligently’ revived the economy of the state.
The state APC had recently criticized the management of Rivers economy by Gov. Wike, describing the situation as unacceptable.
But maintaining that the governor worked hard to defray the huge debt and financial obligations left behind by the immediate past APC-led government, the SSG said it was wrong for the opposition party in the state to complain about the state’s economy.
He described allegations on the current state of Rivers economy by the APC as false and baseless, saying, “The indebtedness of the immediate past APC administration in Rivers State is what this administration is still grappling with. These (APC) people are jobless and they just want to hear their voices on radio”.