Amaechi wants Okonjo-Iweala probed over Rivers’ loans

The Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the House of Representatives to probe the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Minister of Water Resources, Stella Ochekpe over the alleged seizure of the World Bank and African Development Bank loans approved by the National Assembly for the state.

Amaechi spoke on Monday when the House Committee on Water Resources accompanied by the Executive Directors of the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The governor said the Rivers State Government had fulfilled all requirements to receive and benefit from the loan scheme with the World Bank and ADB.

He added that his administration was ready to allow the Minister of Finance award the contract to any person of her choice to provide potable drinking water for the citizenry in the state.

“The people who are dying and deprived of the potable drinking water are Rivers people who don’t have water in their homes.

“We are prepared to allow the Minister of Finance (Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala) to award the contract to any person she wants to. We are only interested in the provision of potable drinking water for our people.

“The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is using her position to undermine the safety and health of the people of Rivers State. I can’t afford to give all Rivers people bottled water, but all I can assure you is to ensure the provision of potable water.

“But the Minister of Finance has refused to release it and I think I should put that before you (House Committee on Water Resources). They want Rivers people to die.”

Earlier, Chairman of the House Committee on Water Resources in the House of Representatives, Mr. Aliyu Pategi, said the committee was in the state to verify the execution of various water projects in the state.
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  1. This man makes a lot of noise just to draw attention. What have you been doing with all the allocations coming to your state. Buying private jets? why will they approve the loan? you want to mortgage rivers future through world bank. if you so much love your people like you claimed why didn't you do the projects with all the millions of dollar you used in buying private jet. Rubbish

  2. Amaechi don come again...PortHarcourt People talk say na water be deir problem? Dis man is indeed VERY CONTROVERSIAL

  3. Amaechi , your are very confused human being ,what are you doing with World bank loan? You mean you cannot use the resources around your office to make water available for Rivers state? You are becoming a nuisance to this country . Being a Governor is not a license for one to be making noise all the time ,after all some people have been governor ,Vice President and even President and are still humble .Easy my brother for most of your actions in politics are getting you humbled instead of relevance .

  4. What have you been doing with state allocation? Sell your private jet to provide water for your people if you so love them as you claimed. Rubbish


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