Akwa-Ibom’s most needlessly wasteful spending is taking place under the Godswill Akpabio-led government, orijoreporter can reveal.
Gov. Akpabio’s fiscal profligacy got to a ridiculous height last year when he wasted billions of taxpayer money on musician, Tuface and Annie’s wedding. He gave the couple two brand new Toyota Prado SUVs and bankrolled an all-expense paid trip for 29 delegates from the state to attend the white wedding of the couple in Dubai.
He also hosted a lavish state dinner in honour of the couple and promised to rehabilitate the Eket-Ibeno Road ahead of their child dedication.
If all that is not news, what is news is that the governor recently gifted a Mercedes Benz bullet proof car to an ex-Naval Chief of Northern extraction. The car is valued at #40m.
It was gathered that taxpayers’ money was used to procure the car as a letter issued by one Mrs. Stella Usah from the office of Secretary to the State Government with reference number SSG/ AKS/S119/ S vol 11/243 and addressed to the former Naval Chief Vice Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba was used to perfect the ‘shady procurement’.
The Mercedes Benz is E350 with Engine Number A2760150201591 and has chassis number WDD2120591A905842