VIDEO: Nigerian Governor abandons multi-billion naira Government House, runs govt from country home | #NwokeukwuMascot
Governor Alex Otti of has abandoned a newly built multi-billion naira Government House in Umuahia, the state capital, since assuming office about six months ago.
The sparkling mansion:
Governor abandons old Government House too:
Nigerian soldiers manned the gate at the governor’s residence. Five different vehicles were seen parked in front of the residence.
A tarred road connects his community to others. Residents said Mr Otti built the road in 2015 when he was a private citizen.
|The road constructed by governor in his community leading to other communities (Credit: Chinagorom Ugwu/PREMIUM TIMES)
|Chigozie John, a resident of the governor’s community (Credit: Chinagorom Ugwu/PREMIUM TIMES)
|Front view of the governor’s Office Quarters at the old Government Office (Credit: Chinagorom Ugwu/PREMIUM TIMES)
|An office with marks of TV set and air conditioner on walls indicating they were removed (Credit: Chinagorom Ugwu/PREMIUM TIMES)
|Governor’s main office at the old Government Office nearly empty (Credit: Chinagorom Ugwu/PREMIUM TIMES)
|The governor’s six-bed room lodge within the old Government House (Credit: Chinagorom Ugwu/PREMIUM TIMES)
The sitting room and bedrooms looked derelict and grasses were sprouting in the balcony.
“Does this look like a place the governor can stay and operate?” Mr Uko asked rhetorically, apparently justifying the governor living in his private residence.