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A Port Harcourt based human right activist Chief Kalada Whyte blasts Rivers state Government.

One was expecting that today the Rivers State government will issue an official statement showing the policy direction of the government.
But unfortunately, I understand that because Chief Nyesom Wike travelled to china on health grounds, no other state official has his mandate to do so. Thereby showing the kind of government currently in place in our dear state. Since it is a one man show, we hope that he will recover from his deplorable health challenges and return forthwith to Rivers State to address the many pathetic situations he has plunged this state into.

We have observed that within his about 5months stay in office, he has practically taken the state backward. Notwithstanding the huge loans, internally revenues, federal allocations, funds left in the coffers of the state by former Gov. Amaechi and other incomes totalling over 140billion naira.

As I write this truth, the Timariv staff are still unpaid for months, our model and state of the art primary schools are still under lock and Key bcos the rivers state government do not value education. Our children on overseas scholarship are still unattended to. And are at the verge of losing their admission. I need not remind us that Mrs. Ipalibo Harry lied to RVS people when she talked about those students claiming that 1.2 billion naira had been released for that purpose. Recall that a cumulative sum of 715 million naira was released to satisfy the bills of the final year students who have since finished from the school. Only recently another 485million naira was approved. Until now, not released to RSSDA as against 2billion naira required to offset the returning students tuitions, accomodations and other bills.

Crime and other criminality in the state is unprecedented bcos somebody is paying lip service to the fight. I cannot stop thanking the current R/S CP Kimo Musa and other security agencies for their tireless efforts to curb insecurity inspite of the state and local government councils poor attitude to security.

The Local Govt Councils' staff are owed several months even when the federal government has timeously released ALL their allocations. We are told that they have fixed the allocation in a bank for gains. Such a sharp practice.

I do not want to remind the public of the poor work done under the guise of operation zero pothole. As most of those roads are already failed even when over 10 billion naira has been siphoned for that.

There is indeed a collapse in the governance of this state.

I therefore call on the governor to resign as it has become obvious that he lacks the capacity to step into the shoes of his predecessor,  Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. This will also avail him the time to attend to his poor health situation.


Chief Kalada Whyte