Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has blamed the insecurity in Rivers State on excessive fee of unemployment.
Amaechi mentioned many of the institutions setup to create employments within the state have folded up beneath the present administration.
The previous governor of the state spoke in the course of the defection of two former commissioners within the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration and different members of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The occasion was held in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Sunday.
In keeping with Amaechi: “Rivers State is at risk, fully. A state the place properties are collected and any person is busy constructing all over the place and no one is speaking.
“Once I was governor, God is aware of, I did my finest. I didn’t construct solely roads, I constructed colleges. I didn’t construct solely roads, I constructed electrical energy. I constructed farms. I created employment. Rivers State was not among the many highest unemployed group in Nigeria.
“The rationale why crime is excessive in Rivers State is that unemployment could be very excessive. That the explanation why we had the Songhai Farm. At present, the Songhai Farm is gone. That’s the reason we had the Banana Farm that they stopped in Khana (Ogoniland).
“That’s the reason we had fish farms and that’s the reason we have been constructing a farm in Etche. We have been doing all these issues to create employment for the youths. That’s the reason we employed 13,200 lecturers and that’s the reason we despatched our youngsters abroad to check.”
These days, the safety situation within the state has deteriorated.
Some components of Rivers State had witnessed some measure of insecurity which was linked to members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB.
Only a few days in the past, over 15 suspected cultists have been murdered in Akpabuyo/Bakassi Native Authorities Areas of the state.
The incident occurred in a renewed cult operations.
DAILY POST gathered that residents within the affected areas have abandoned their villages and communities and native governments whereas financial and social facilities are disrupted.
Three suspected cult teams, Skyro, Mafiance and Black Scorpion are mentioned to be concerned within the incident.
It was learnt that the operations of the cult teams are bloody.
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