‘I appointed 200,000 aides to put food in their stomachs ‘ —Gov Wike

Promise Eze

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has defended his appointment of 200,000 Special Assistants on Political Units, saying he did that to put food in the stomachs of the appointees.

Wike who responded to criticism from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and other stakeholders in the state, said the appointments were to fulfill his promise that he would begin to implement his policy of “stomach infrastructure of putting money in the pockets of Rivers people.”

In a statement on Friday, Wike said there was no crime in using Rivers State money to put food on the tables of Rivers people.

“Before these appointments, my mailbox almost crashed. People were sending text messages saying ‘why are you leaving us alone, the job is too much. This number cannot do the work’.

“Therefore, a lot of Rivers people are volunteering to be part of this work.

“It is me who is appointing. It is me who wears the shoe that knows where it pinches. It is not you outside because you are not part of the government.

“I know what it takes and I know these people will help me. Now that I am finishing, I want to finish very well.

“I am using Rivers money to put food on the table of Rivers people, so why should that be anybody’s problem? Is there anything wrong with using your money to put food in your stomach?”, he asked rhetorically.

Join the conversation

0 Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

DONATE NOW

RELATED TOPICS:APCATIKU ABUBAKARGIST NAIJALASTEST NEWSNIGERIAN NEWS PAPERNYESOM WIKEPDPPOLITICS

UP NEXTOmokri wants Obasanjo’s name on redesigned notes

DON’T MISSCourt grants PDP wish, disqualifies all Labour Party candidates for Senate in RiversYOU MAY LIKE

2023: Rivers LP to appeal High Court disqualification of NASS candidates

Panic as faceless group threatens to bomb Lagos Catholic Church

Kano schoolboy dies after falling into well

Court grants PDP wish, disqualifies all Labour Party candidates for Senate in Rivers

Kaduna Commissioner says bandits, terrorists killed 1,837 people in 18 months

KADUNA: ‘Bandits kill 446 people, kidnap 985 in six months’

We are saints when compared to the level of corruption in Nigeria today —IBB

OPINION:Dele Giwa The truth we never knew

CLICK TO COMMENT

TEST

INVESTIGATIONSINVESTIGATION: How N70m road construction created more hardship for Sokoto residents

INVESTIGATIONS1 month agoINVESTIGATION: How N70m road construction created more hardship for Sokoto residents

INVESTIGATIONS1 month agoINVESTIGATION: Inside Kwara school where students are used as labour on teachers’ private farmsRANKING NIGERIAN GOVERNORS JANUARY, 2021: Ganduje the lone voice of reason

INVESTIGATIONS2 months agoINVESTIGATION: How Kano SUBEB awarded contracts to inactive contractors, non-existent schoolsSPECIAL REPORT: Hike in gas price forces more Nigerians to use coal, sawdust, as smoke kills 93,300 yearly

INVESTIGATIONS2 months agoSPECIAL REPORT: Hike in gas price forces more Nigerians to use coal, sawdust, as smoke kills 93,300 yearly

INVESTIGATIONS3 months agoINVESTIGATION: How roadside foods endanger consumers’ life with trans fat in northern Nigeria

Latest Nigeria News | Top Stories from Ripples Nigeria    

HOME ABOUT US ADVERTISE OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY CONTACT US English ENGLISH Hausa HAUSA Igbo IGBO Yoruba YORUBA

Copyright © 2021 Ripples Nigeria.

editor

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: