The Minister for Transport, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that during his tenure as governor of Rivers State, he was subjected to a lot of harassment in the hands of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“I suffered a lot about corruption without any proof against me by anti-graft agency”, he said.
Amaechi made the disclosure yesterday while delivering a lecture titled “Legislature and Executive Partnership for Effective Performance”, at a retreat for the executive arm of Plateau State government held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru in collaboration with Jos Business School and German International Corporation (GIZ)
“I was harassed; though I fought my way through, they accused me of corruption, I suffered a lot, I suffered a lot about corruption. I don’t like money, I believe once you can feed, you don’t need money again, all those who accumulate are doing so to their detriment”, he said.
Speaking on the relationship between the executive and legislature, the ex-governor said the success of any administration depends on the relationship between the two arms adding that the commissioners are the drivers of the synergy and cordiality.
According to Amaechi, to have a smooth sail in terms of administration, the executive arm especially the commissioners, must see the lawmakers as partners in progress and have a high sense of regard for the legislative arm.