Amaechi denies promising to compensate Igbos in Rivers for lost properties during civil war
Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has clarified that he never promised to compensate Igbos on their abandoned properties resulting from the Nigerian Civil War.
Amaechi, in a statement through his media team, noted that he, “only apologized to the Igbos, on behalf of the state on abandoned properties from the Nigerian civil war.”
The former Minister of Transportation, however, said if he had been in power at the time, he would never have let such happen.
Amaechi said the news about the compensation emanated from Governor Nyesom Wike, whose intention is to cause confusion in the state.
He expressed disappointment that, “the respected Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers fell for the fake news sponsored by Wike, without further clarification.”
The former governor said Wike and his agents of mischief now trade in divisive fake news, to malign his character.
He called on Rivers people to discountenance the fake news from Wike.