By JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT — A group, Speak Up Nigeria, has described the ongoing good governance tour by the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, as a drain on public funds.
Coordinator of the group, East of the Niger, Mr. Declan Ekenna, said the Minister was using the opportunity of the tour to feed Nigerians with misinformation on the performance record of the federal and some state governments.
He said the Minister was economical with the truth when he told Nigerians in Anambra State that the Federal Government had delivered its promise on an inland port for the people of Onitsha.
Describing what the Minister called an inland port as a low priced jetty, Ekenna said: “What is more worrisome is the fact that tax payers’ money is being squandered in this unholy jamboree called Good Governance Tour, where the Information Minister goes from one state to the other.”