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‘You should be ashamed’ — Dakuku Peterside hits Wike over treatment of pensioners

‘You should be ashamed’ — Dakuku Peterside hits Wike over treatment of pensioners
October 16
21:58 2021

Dakuku Peterside, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has criticised Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, over the treatment of pensioners.

Pensioners in Rivers state recently took to the streets to protest the non-payment of their gratuities and pension arrears.

Commenting on the development, Peterside said the Rivers governor “should be ashamed” of his administration’s inability to pay pensioners.

In a statement shared with TheCable on Saturday, the former NIMASA DG said Wike’s failure to pay the senior citizens is “callous and inhuman”.


He said many of the pensioners are “already dead without getting their due benefits”.

“Governor Wike should be ashamed that people who are old enough to be his father have been abandoned to their fate, with many already dead without getting their due benefits,” Peterside said.

“There is no greater wickedness than this, in fact, his action is callous and inhuman. Here is a man who has received hundreds of billions of naira in both federal allocation and internally generated revenue.”


“Since 2015, Wike has not promoted a single civil servant, neither has he employed anyone. A brick and mortar governor does not fit into proactive governance anchored on human capital development, which is the main driving force of economic wellbeing worldwide.

“Rivers youth have benefitted nothing under Wike. He prefers to hire them for political rallies rather than create platforms through which they can contribute to the economic prosperity of the state.”

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  1. Chiburuma
    Chiburuma October 17, 14:23

    Dakuku Peterside, you have spoken the minds of many Rivers State people, Governor Wike is very wicked in this areas you have pointed out. He fake Rivers State Youths with fake employment, God will judge him very soon

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  2. Precious
    Precious October 17, 15:22

    Oga wait ooo,
    Gov. Wike is inhuman and callously wicked,OK. He has not employ or promote any civil servent, OK.
    And you too, as the DG of NIMASA which employment did you give the youth of the state? No, with that small office giving to you by God, which life did you touch?
    Now, Election is about to kick off and Una don start again, forgetting that all of your guys are the same. Let me tell you, Wike is even beta.

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  3. ....
    .... October 18, 18:43

    I don’t usually comment on posts like this but all what Mr Dakuku said is true and it’s disheartening there is no reason Governor Wike should owe pensioners and go around building flyovers and all. No employment or scholarship scheme since he entered office just road and flyovers is he the commissioner of transportation or the executive governor.

    No blueprint on he’s plans for the state. No direction nothing it’s vexing!!!.

    It doesn’t make sense and people will say wike is working.

    Sha it is well. May God help us all

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