Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and former governor of Rivers State for eight years has once again stated his meritorious service to the people of Rivers by reiterating that he did not embezzle money meant for the people.
Amaechi said, as governor, he did not receive over N3 trillion as alleged by his successor, Nyesom Wike.
This recent cclarification was made at a stakeholders’ forum on corruption, organised by the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja, Thursday.
The former governor went on to maintain that transparency in the use of public funds was key to his administration as governor, noting that the Rivers community was fully briefed periodically on how funds were been utilised.
“Within the period, we insisted on engaging the indigenous communities on how much we received and how we spent the money. That is why I feel that after this ministerial appointment, I should do everything possible to stay away from government because in spite of all the forms of transparency I introduced in government, one man could begin to tell lies to Nigerians and Nigerians believe him”.