The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has threatened to teach the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, a lesson for criticising governors in the South-South geo-political zone.
Wike issued the threat on Friday, March 12, when he inaugurated an office complex his administration built for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Port Harcourt, Nation reported.
The governor said the minister has no right to question what governors from the region were doing with 13% oil derivation.
The Rivers governor said: ‘’It is unfortunate I read what the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Akpabio said. I will tell him to talk less. We will tell him that when he was the governor he was acting like a king. There was money that time. The exchange rate was N150 per dollar. Today, it is N500 for a dollar.
“Akpabio had money but he had the temerity to ask South-South governors what they are doing with 13 per cent derivation. Akpabio should not talk to Rivers State at all. He has no such authority. He is not qualified to talk to Rivers State.’’
According to a report credited to The Punch, Wike advised Akpabio to desist from sponsoring propaganda against south-south governors.
Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC has been slammed with a very serious allegation by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
Wike has accused the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC of wasting the massive sum of N10 billion in an evil bid to unseat him, Channels TV reported.
Speaking with the Senate committee on Niger Delta in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 24, Wike maintained that the commission has been taken over by politicians who want to achieve only their selfish agenda.
The governor added that the NDDC is underperforming because it has placed politics ahead of service to the people of the region.