The Rivers State Chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN says Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s recent public acknowledgement of spending about half a billion naira monthly on Refuse Contractors calls for probe and must not be taken for granted.
A press statement issued and signed by Jerry Needam, Publicity Secretary of the party expressed shock that such colossal sum is spent on monthly Refuse Contractors yet everywhere in Port Harcourt metropolis is littered with dirts and heaps of uncleared refuse.
The ACN wonders where and when the contractors are domiciled and do the job, pointing out that it’s only same rickety trucks that regularly block motorways rather than dispose of waste on the streets of Port Harcourt.
The ACN Spokesman Jerry Needam frowns at the politicization of an essential health related issue like regular and thorough disposal of refuse in the State, stressing that Amaechi’s stupendous spending is only mere allocation of funds to PDP chieftains and his political allies.
He challenged Gov Amaechi to make public the list and names, and the addresses of the Refuse Contractors on whom he spends monthly such embarrassing amount of State resources.
The ACN Publicity Secretary reminded Gov Amaechi to always remember his oath of allegiance on the judicious use of the State resources for the welfare and development of the people of Rivers State and not members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Jerry Needam, JP
Action Congress of Nigeria