HARDtalk - Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi - Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is a key figure in addressing the issue of oil thieves in Nigeria. Locked in a public dispute with the President, is it time he focused on the day job?
Rivers State is at the heart of Nigeria's oil industry, which produces 20 per cent of the country's wealth. Yet more than one billion dollars a month is being lost to thieves who syphon it off from remote pipelines. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is Governor of Rivers State, a key figure in addressing the problem. But he's locked in a highly public dispute with the President; their supporters have had to be separated by the police and the power struggle has prevented the state assembly from meeting since May. Isn't it time he focused on the day job?
- Broadcast on BBC News Channel, 4:30AM Fri, 26 Jul 2013
- Available until 4:59AM Sat, 26 Jul 2014
- First broadcast BBC News Channel, 12:30AM Fri, 26 Jul 2013
- Duration 30 minutes