God Made Me The Governor Of Rivers State -Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration  will  provide  alternatives in all locations where it will stop Street trading in Port  Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

He said that without the provision of alternatives  where the  street traders will ply their trade, families  involved in  street trading may resort to crime.

The governor spoke  on Sunday  during the 3rd Synod of the Diocese of Evo,  Anglican Church in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

He said : “It is difficult  to  end Street trading suddenly.  This is because  of  the hunger in the land. For us, we have resolved to get alternative  locations for the street traders before we move them.

“If we don’t provide these alternatives,  we may have a situation  where  these Street traders resort to crime. “

He explained  that  the  State Government  has  already started the relocation  of  street traders in Rumuokoro  after acquiring  a location  where they will ply their trade.

Commenting on unemployment,  Governor Wike  said  that  the state government  has taken  several  steps to create employment  opportunities  for  youths.

He regretted that some Indigenous youths don’t want to invest their energies in daily vocational  opportunities  because  they claim  that  the take home is too small  for  them.

To further  create employment  opportunities for the  youths, Governor  Wike  said  that  200 youths will be sent to  Israel  for training  in  Agriculture.

On the relationship  between  the  State Government and the Missions as regards intervention  in schools,  the governor  said  that  he will adopt the Former Governor Peter Obi  of Anambra  State  model where the state supported schools  owned by the missions with grants to support improvement  of facilities.

He assured  the church that his administration  will  continue  to  live up to the expectations  of  the  people.

“God gave  me  the  opportunity to  be a governor.  I will  use this mandate for the benefit  of  the  people “, he said.

He added that the  State Government  will rehabilitate  the  ACM Girls.

In his remarks,  Bishop  of Evolution Diocese  of  Anglican Church,  Rt Reverend Innocent  Ordu said  that God made it possible  for  the  governor  to emerge at this period for the development  of  the  state.

He urged the governor  to continue  to  invest in road construction, improvement  of  security  and  the creation  of  employment. 


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