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Governor Rotimi Amaechi: “We have More Problems than Nigerian Oil Money can Address” | Watch the BBC Hard Talk Interview on Amnesty, Dispute with the President & Poverty



Rotimi Amaechi - August 2013 - BellaNaija

Rotimi Amaechi, the Governor of Rivers State was recently invited for an interview on BBC’s Hard Talk show.

In the video which aired on Friday 26th July 2013, the Governor addressed many issues including his dispute with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, his thoughts on Amnesty, future political ambitions, Nigeria’s oil and the Governors’ Forum chairman seat.

Watch the intervew


  1. nich

    August 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Nigeria described as a country of no tomorrow…

  2. Yolanda

    August 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Same old diplomatic answers! smh

    • Chikaka

      August 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Exactly! When they come on Hard Talk they all put on the diplomatic garb. A few weeks ago it was Governor Shema. Same old.

  3. y

    August 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    i enjoyed the interview. would be nice if Amaechi and GEJ have a debate.

  4. FJD

    August 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Oboy na wa oh! I think he has a point . The love of money! money!! money !!! causing loads of problems in Nigeria

  5. X- Factor

    August 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm


  6. Ani

    August 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    He too loves money. I do not believe in any of them. They are all greedy, and always thinking of how to amass all the wealth for their own selfish selves. I believe a credible one will come by someday. Def not Amaechi. Bloody criminals.

  7. milly

    August 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    The love of money ! As if he too is not guilty. Cheap publicity stunt he is among the pack of wolves, Rotimi please go and sit down , we Nigerians are not interested in your likes! Now you want to act like you are different! Sorry I am buying that crap,all we want is fresh innovative leaders not recycled Godfathers!

  8. milly

    August 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I meant “I am not buying that crap”

  9. Hurperyermie

    August 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    @Ani my sister i tire in Nigeria no politician does it better they are all thieves

  10. slice

    August 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I think donal duke last gov of akwa ibom and fashola were and have been pretty good. If anyone knows of another good governor or politician, pls add the name. We’ve got to give credit where it is due cause if we don’t, why should they try. Without doubt akpabio is the worst of all time

    • slice

      August 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      sorry Donald Duke was of cross river

  11. milly

    August 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    He keeps saying addressing poverty! How have you addressed poverty in that dirty Rivers state that looks like a slum, with all the oil resources! It is very clear that the journalist understands the Nigerian problem and he advised Rotimi properly!

  12. Doc

    August 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    He contradicts himself, takes no responsibility for anything, and seems quite arrogant #pig

  13. moi

    August 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Was it sand you used to buy a street in rumubiakani estate When you were speaker. Pot calling kettle black.

  14. MarriedbutSingle

    August 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I like this man

  15. Miss&Mrs

    August 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    same ol’ same

  16. Citizen

    September 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Look at this Governor is suit…All the things he said was just a cock and bush stories…I remember back in the day in the regime of Obafemi Awolowo…Then Nigerians only survived with cocoa…Now we have found oil as the most lucrative natural resources in our country, but we can’t maintain it due to corruption and the corrupt leaders…let me just reserve my comment…#Animal.

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