The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said on Saturday that without meeting Ken Saro-Wiwa, the late environmentalist, he believes in his principles.
Amaechi stated this during the inauguration of a pro-APC non-govermental organisation, Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI) in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers.
He said that the late environmentalist from Ogoni believed that the people of Ogoni, South-South and Niger Delta were oppressed.
According to Amaechi, some Ogoni sons and daughters find it difficult to identify with the late environmentalist but he identified with him.
“Everybody is now claiming to love Ogoni and know Ken Saro-Wiwa because of election.
Amaechi stated that when he was governor of Rivers, he planned to turn Bori into a big city, and that was why he constructed all the internal roads in the city.
“It was because of poverty I experienced that made me to build primary schools, primary health centres and employed teachers and doctors respectively.
“Today, the current government has reversed everything we did including free education and free healthcare care policies,” he said. (NAN)