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APC Backs Rivers Lawmakers over N30 Billion Reserve Fund

APC Backs Rivers Lawmakers over N30 Billion Reserve Fund

…Commends the Governor for signing the amendment bill into law

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the State House of Assembly for passing the Rivers State Reserve Fund Law Amendment Bill 2014 to enable the State Government withdraw N30 billion from the N53 billion in the fund.

Commenting on the passage of the bill on Thursday by the lawmakers, Rivers APC Interim Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued today in Port Harcourt:

“We commend the patriotism of the legislators for amending the Rivers State Reserve Fund Law without further delay. This timely intervention by the lawmakers, who have once more proved to be true representatives of the people, will enable the Governor Chibuike Amaechi Administration to proceed with its programmes and projects unhindered by the economic war being waged against the state by the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled Federal Government.

“Blinded by its hatred for Governor Amaechi and the good people of Rivers State, the PDP Government at the centre has done everything within its power to economically strangulate the State, by ceding oil wells belonging to Rivers to neighbouring states, thus subjecting Rivers to monthly revenue loss of over N7 billion, thus making it impossible for the Amaechi Administration to meet its obligations to workers and contractors and to fund ongoing projects.”

Dr. Ikanya berated some blind critics particularly the Rivers State PDP for denouncing the action of the lawmakers. “We are, however, not surprised by the position of Rivers PDP as made known by its Chairman, Mr. Felix Obuah, through his media aide, Mr. Jerry Needam, as PDP has never wished the State any good,” he said.

“These misguided critics forgot that our patriotic Law makers adopted this step in order to save the lives of the teachers employed about five months ago without being paid including some government agencies and some contractors that have deserted their sites because of lack of fund from further hardship. Some of these blind critics forgot so soon that it was Gov. Amaechi that initiated this bill to serve as an intervention fund during an emergency situation in the State. One wonders therefore what either excuse that will suit these blind critics to see that we are in an emergency situation occasioned by the ceding of our oil wells by the PDP led Federal Government to other neighbouring States and that the Rivers State Government need to intervene as a sound and responsible government that cares for the welfare of her citizenry, the statement maintained..

The APC in Rivers State therefore commended and congratulated Gov. Amaechi for the bold step of signing the amendment bill into law thereby demonstrating in a very simple term his love and care for the people of Rivers State.

The Rivers APC Interim Chairman urged Rivers people to disregard the ranting of PDP leaders who are determined to prolong the suffering of innocent Rivers citizens for rejecting them, urging the people to continue to support Governor Amaechi as he means well for them.

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