The Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Samuel Nwanosike, has challenged the minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi, for attributing insecurity in Rivers State to unemployment.
Nwanosike in a chat with the press at his office in Isiokpo, said Amaechi was indicting President Muhammadu Buhari, by making such comment because he never provided the jobs he promised Nigerians.
“A man who has been minister for six years can’t point at one project he has attracted for Rivers State, he is telling us about when he was governor”.
“Is Ameachi talking about the scholarship programs that he has given to his loyalists?
“Given to people in Sokoto that he is using to play politics for him to be recognized at the federal level”?
“No the scholarship rivers people want is the scholarship Nyesom Wike gave to the medical students in PAMO university to study medicine”
“So what is ameachi telling us?
“Has Ameachi forgotten that when he was a sitting governor of Rivers State there was more killings than it is now in the state”
“Look at the indictment he is indicting the president. For Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to publicly say that the reason why we have insecurity in Rivers State and in other States of Nigeria is because of unemployment, it means that his principal who is the government at the centre has failed Nigerians”.
“His Community came back to life as a Community after he has left as Governor. It took Governor Nyesom Wike to come and fight insecurity in his Community for them and build a secondary school”.
The Council boss wondered why the All Progressive Congress (APC) led Federal Government has not provided the jobs and tackled insecurity in the country as promised.
“They promised Nigerians that they would provide employment. That Nigerians should vote out Jonathan’s government because of insecurity. In fact, they even made a promise that they would pay those who don’t have jobs stay-at-home allowance”.
“And so if Rotimi Amaechi is now telling Nigerians today that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, has failed in securing our lives and our properties which is the first duty of Government as enshrined in our Constitution, then it is now obvious and true that all the utterances Amaechi have been making and all the statements credited to him are true”.
However, he noted that,
“Amaechi can see clearly that the insecurity he is talking about is happening in his own President’s home State, Katsina state.
“In Kaduna where Nasir El-Rufai comes from, is Amaechi telling us that lack of jobs is the cause of the killing of students and selling their body parts?”
Nyesom Wike is not only building roads, but also building human capacity, healthcare and making sure that Rivers State returns back to the ‘Treasure Base of the Nation’.