ON­LINE RE­AC­TIONS Rivers govt ac­cuses Amaechi of em­bez­zling N3trn

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Ithink this man said Rivers State govern­ment, should take him to court. Why haven’t the state govern­ment done that? We are tired of news­pa­per pro­pa­ganda. Now that elec­tion is com­ing the govern­ment is com­ing with an­other pro­pa­ganda. If you do not want to go to court, don't tell us any­thing again.

Benny agafa ben­son­agada@gmail.com

Tech­nol­ogy as a tool is pow­er­ful in any hand and we ex­pect a com­mis­sioner to be able to doc­u­ment facts for his peo­ple and the na­tion to see. Pic­tures of aban­doned projects could be taken or video­taped for ev­ery cit­i­zen to see. Non-phys­i­cal ones could be doc­u­mented; con­tracts date, project amount and how much spent or not spent, etc. The prob­lem of that part of the coun­try could be liken to the prob­lem of Nige­ria; bad lead­er­ship. It is un­for­tu­nate for that Niger Delta to be one of the least de­vel­oped parts of the coun­try with lots of money go­ing into the state cof­fer.

Pre­vi­ous gov­er­nors have been in­volved in se­ries of cor­rupt prac­tices; one was im­peached and oth­ers sent to jail. If these peo­ple could not take care of them­selves and their peo­ple, who is go­ing to do it for them? The NDA is fight­ing for the con­trol of oil wells - what dif­fer­ence is this go­ing to make on the de­vel­op­ment of the area? When their so­called big men and past and present gov­er­nors could not suc­cess­fully man­age 13% deriva­tion monthly al­lo­ca­tion for more than 17 years now; how would hav­ing the wells make any dif­fer­ence? Un­til the cit­i­zen in that area start to ques­tion their rep­re­sen­ta­tives on what is com­ing to the area and what was spent, no de­vel­op­ment will be seen any­time soon. Omooba A. omi­fun­fun66@ya­hoo.com

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