Rivers State Government has accused the Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, of planing to procure a court judgment against the passage of the state’s 2014 Appropriation Bill.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, explained that Wike was planning to carry out the act in connivance with his supporters.
Semenitari, who spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said the aim of the minister and his friends in Abuja was to strangulate the state.
She pointed out that the minister’s intention was to get such a court ruling from the backdoor and ensure that Rivers did not get its statutory monthly allocation from the Ministry of Finance.
Semenitari said, “We have information that has reached us that Nyesom Wike, in connivance with some of his acolytes, is attempting to purchase a judgement against the Appropriation Bill passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly.
“We are also aware that the intention with his Abuja friends is to do this and strangulate Rivers state, to ensure that we do not receive funds, this is regardless to the fact that we have salaries to be paid in this state, regardless of the fact that there are development projects.
“They intend to procure this judgement through the back door and serve the Ministry of Finance and make sure that the funds that should accrue to Rivers state do not get to Rivers state every month.”