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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

N82m Dinner: Rivers To Write Soyinka To Pay Back

Rivers State Information Commissioner, Dr Austin Tam-George has declared that the state government will demand a refund of the N82million expended by former Governor Amaechi on Professor Wole Soyinka’s dinner if it confirms that the Nobel Laureate received part of the funds in cash.

Also, Dr Tam-George declared that the point of departure between former governor, Amaechi and incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike was that the latter (Wike) observed probity and accountability in all governmental actions, something that was thrown overboard by Amaechi.

Addressing Rivers people via a radio programme on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Tam-George regretted that Amaechi’s administration used the Ministry of Information and Communications headed by Ibim Semenitari to amass N1.1billion debt on frivolous expenditure.


“I will seek the permission of the Governor to formally write Professor Wole Soyinka, a known supporter of Amaechi if he received part of the N82million spent on a three-hour dinner hosted for him by the Amaechi administration.


“If he reveals that he received any fund, then he will be compelled to refund same to the coffers of Rivers State. At present, we have presented these details to the police for investigation and prosecution. We will also take up this matter as a financial crime against the people of Rivers State.”

20 comments:

  1. Hide and seek vs witch hunting

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  3. is it not Amechi that should pay?

    http://www.history.com.ng/24/5-exciting-wedding-reception-ideas

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    1. Amaechi won;t even pay. Wike should leave that seat

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  4. is it not Amechi that should pay?

    http://www.history.com.ng/24/5-exciting-wedding-reception-ideas

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  5. But can this be true?....I mean using 82million for dinner alone.abeg this is a joke,please come up with something else....and if he received part of it ,will he accept?

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    1. Gbam best comment

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  6. all these wike anti corruption campaign against amechi won't go anywhere

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    1. Good comment instead it will get him off the seat Patience Jonathan stole for him

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  7. honestly i don't foresee all these wike anti corruption campaign against amechi going anywhere

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  8. Wike we are watching. We will all see the end of this. How far with your case at supreme court? Your days are numbered on that seat you stole

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  9. Fingers crossed. awaiting amaechi's response

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  10. Can’t wait to see where this will end

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