(By Chris K.Amadi)-It is no longer debatable that Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was well prepared by 2015 to provide services in democratic governance to Rivers people. This is evident in the fact that he is the only governor in Nigeria that paid the June, 2018 salaries of civil servants without waiting for federal allocation, the exercise of which is now stalled. It is this understanding of the resourcefulness of Governor Wike in Rivers state that the Support Popular View has maintained that, there is no alternative to Governor Wike in 2019.
These were the conclusions of the Special Adviser to the governor on Political Matters and Strategy, Barr. Emeh Glory Emeh, while exchanging views with our reporter on Friday in Port Harcourt.
“Payment of salaries to civil servants is in the natural progression putting food on the table of the citizenry of Rivers State down to the grassroots. It also demonstrates the level of interest and commitment of the governor in the people of the state.
“How else can you describe Governor Wike if not as a prudent manager of finance and other resources. Naturally, it would have been difficult to pay salaries of workers just like most states have not done if Wike was not saving for the rainy day. This is the type of leadership that our people yearned for when they were voting in 2015.
“We are proud that Wike has judiciously managed resources of the state in the past three years, particularly in the provision of quality utility projects which have been commissioned during the third anniversary of his administration.
“We cannot but thank God for the opportunity he gave to Rivers people by bringing one of his anointed to manage the affairs of the state”, the political strategist explained.
Still speaking, Chief Glory Emeh, likened Governor Wike to the famous Mao of China who led that country for a good number of years, and who is credited to have said: “The wisdom that I have in managing the affairs of the great country of China is that of the entire Chinese but bestowed on me by God, and the outcome will depend on how I use God’s wisdom”.
Going further, the political adviser said: “This is exactly the situation in Rivers State. Wike has shown that he is best with such enviable wisdom and capable to manage the resources of the people of Rivers State.
“That is why, in every situation, particularly, the most difficult times, he has prescribed solutions to the problem of our state within the framework of a more ideological perspective, by judiciously applying scarce resources to accelerate development of our state”, he emphasized.
The political strategist harped on the need for Rivers people to continue to encourage the governor to make all the sacrifices, including sleepless nights in order to sustain the good work, even as he called on civil servants in the state to reciprocate the kindheartedness of the governor by being dedicated to their duties.