(By Chris K. Amadi)-The Special Adviser to the Governor of Rivers State on Political Matters and Strategy, Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh, has commended Governor Nyesom Wike for his passion and commitment to the welfare of the citizens of Rivers State. He also described the governor as a great manager human and material resources, who have demonstrated love for his people.
Chief Emeh Glory Emeh made this observation while responding to journalists on the sidelines of the commissioning of the College of Medical Sciences at the Rivers State University on Tuesday.
Speaking on the long period of celebration of the third anniversary of the Wike administration in Rivers State, the political strategist said there is no time frame for celebrating success.
“I am surprised that you are questioning the time frame for celebrating the three eventful years of Governor Wike in office. This is the first time in the history of Rivers State that you have over 40 projects ready for commissioning at a time.
“As a matter of fact, it is for the purpose of being modest that other projects that are almost completed are excluded. Commissioning of projects is part of the routine programmes of the Wike administration, as he is daily flagging off projects in the educational, health, environment, roads and other sectors of the state economy.
“In a natural progression, what it means is that a project inaugurated today has a date in six months time for commissioning. So, commissioning of projects is a continuous process for the Wike administration, in the first and second term”, the Special Adviser further stated.
He said: “There are several projects which were initiated, constructed and commissioned by my administration. Amaechi didn’t have meaningful projects, that is why he had no projects to commission. We have meaningful projects and we will continue to commission them.
“Projects like Sakpenwa-Bori Road, National Industrial Court, Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, Rivers State Ecumenical Centre, Federal High Court Complex, Court of Appeal, Igwuruta-Chokocho, College of Medical Sciences building, Elelenwo-Akpajo, Traditional Rulers Secretariat, Rumuokoro Market and Park, Bonny-Bille-Nembe Jetty, Government Secondary School, Onne, Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta and several others were the brainchild of this administration”, Governor Wike explained even as he urged the Minister of Transportation, who he accused of failing to not attracted a single project to Rivers State, to focus his energy on the completion of the Port Harcourt International Airport, revival of the seaports and the completion of the East-West road, instead of complaining about the high level performance of the present administration.
Governor Wike promised to ensure that the Rivers State University becomes the best, adding that the School of Nursing will be reconstructed and integrated into the College of Medical Sciences.
In his own remarks before commissioning the College of Medical Sciences of the Rivers State University, Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal described Governor Nyesom Wike as a promise-keeper who is committed to the development of the state.
Earlier in their addresses, the Pro- Chancellor of Rivers State University, Justice Uche Ndu, retired; and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Blessing Didia had extolled the outstanding virtues of the Wike administration as it concerns the Rivers State University. They were united in their gratitude to the governor for his commitment to uplifting the university, recalling that, it is the first time the premier University of Science and Technology is receiving a special attention in 38 years of its existence.
Speaking at the occasion on the general concept of governance, Governor Wike regretted that former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi will lie about projects delivered by the present administration to improve the
The Sokoto State governor praised Governor Wike for his vision, passion and commitment to executing projects that are tailored to the needs of Rivers people, just as he noted that investment in education ranks over and above any other investment.
Urging leaders to focus on development and de-emphasise issues that cause disaffections in the society, Barr. Tambuwal summed that posterity will vindicate Governor Wike.