A socio-political group in Rivers State, Grassroot Development Initiative (GDI), reportedly bankrolled by Minister of State for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has accused Governor Rotimi Amaechi of being wasteful with the resources of the state.
Addressing a press conference in Port Harcourt, the state capital, secretary of the group, Wonosike Samuel, picked holes in Mr. Amaechi’s recent speech on “Reform and Resource Governance in Nigeria”, at Chatham House London, saying it was full of his usual rhetoric on the achievements of his administration in the state.
GDI implored Governor Amaechi to accept the fact that his first tenure in office was successful largely to the contributions of Mr. Wike, who was Chief of Staff then in Government House.
“It is unfortunate that Amaechi is still talking about his achievements in the first four years of his administration where it is obvious that Chief Nyesom Wike was the Chief of Staff who helped him in achieving all those successes he had when he was in office,” Wonosike claimed.
“Remember that it was Nyesom Wike that guided Amaechi. He (Amaechi) has not done anything in this tenure. He is spending our money on national politics”.
The group also urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to effect the immediate arrest of rights lawyer, Ken Atswuete over the statements credited to him on the death of the First Lady’s foster mother, Madam Charity Oba.
Information Nigeria recalls that Mr. Atswuete, a rights lawyer based in Port Harcourt, had blamed President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure in governance, which he said is evident on the poor state of the East/West road, for the death of Mrs. Oba.
But reacting to the statement, Bright Amaewhule, President-General of GDI, said Atswuete should be interrogated and punished accordingly.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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