Nothing Will Stop APC From Leaving Asorock in 2019 – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that since Nigerians are unhappy with the woeful performance  of the All Progressives Congress  (APC), the party will be voted out in the forthcoming  general elections.

Speaking  when he granted audience  to the  Implementation  Support Team on the World Bank-Assisted State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) on Monday, Governor Wike said no political miracle  will lead to the APC having another  chance to govern the  country.

He stated that  the mistake has already been made  by Nigerians, emphasising that the country cannot afford to make this costly mistake  again in the future.

Governor Wike said: “Now that Nigerians are unhappy with them, they will go. Nothing will save them from going. Nigerians  are  not happy. There is no miracle again that can be performed.

“Next year is a political  year, so nothing  again will happen. They have failed, so nobody should try to come and say we  should give them another opportunity.  This “one chance ” we have entered, we don’t want to enter it again. Nobody will make  this mistake twice”.

Governor Wike  lauded the World Bank for the creation  of 5500 jobs in the state and the commencement  of the process for the creation  of additional 5000 jobs for the youths.

While commending the World Bank  for her support, Governor Wike directed the immediate release of N35million for the state  to access $3million grant from the  World Bank for the further execution of the Fadama Project.

He urged the World Bank to assist the State to develop a framework to improve the state’s  revenue profile.

The governor solicited the partnership of World Bank in the comprehensive  conduct  of the biometric verification  of civil servants, which will reduce the wage  bill of the state.

Earlier, the World Bank  Task Team Leader of SEEFOR, Mr Ismaila Ceesay said that the SEEFOR Programme has already generated  5500 jobs, with another 5000 to be generated  in October 2017.

He noted that the indirect  benefits of the programme include the provision  of water, sanitation  and basic  amenities  of the people.

Ceesay said: “Rivers State is working steadfastly with the Task Team with Satisfactory performance.  The project  is having two more years. We have excellent project partners in Rivers State “.

He noted that a new financial system  is being worked out that will enhance  the capacity of Rivers State  to access more funds from the World Bank.

Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
28th August, 2017.


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