Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged Rivers youths to invest their mental and physical strength in the growth of the state.
Barely 24 hours after a former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside called on Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to tackle the worsening refuse situation in the state capital and its environs, the Rivers State governor has given all Sanitation Service Providers seven days ultimatum to effectively clean up their respective beats.
Assuring Rivers state of his administration’s commitment to return Port Harcourt to its Garden City status, the governor declared that at the expiration of the seven days ultimatum, Service Providers found wanting will have their contracts revoked.
Governor Wike also stated that his administration will improve the sanitary condition of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas through diligent implementation of the environmental sanitation agenda of his administration.
Speaking during an interactive meeting with service providers of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) yesterday, August 5, 2019, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the sanitary condition of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas is unacceptable.
"As I go out daily, I feel unhappy because of the filth in different parts of the state capital. The job of cleaning this town must be done”.
"At present, Port Harcourt is dirty and we must accept this fact. I stated this during my inauguration address. But we are determined to change the situation", he said.
Governor Wike charged all environmental service providers to live up their responsibilities and justify the fees paid by the state government.
He said; "I was not the person who awarded the contracts. I don't even know the contractors. I have not restricted contracts to my supporters. Several of you are from the opposition parties, But we must endeavour to ensure that all parts of the state capital remain clean",
Governor Wike and the Environmental Sanitation Service Providers of RIWAMA examined all the sanitation beats in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
Dr Alex Egbona who represents the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River State in the House of Representatives has undertaken the enumeration of critical projects that require the intervention of the government in his constituency.
Oscar C. Wali is the Chief Security Officer of Eneka Community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. In this interview with EDITH CHUKU, reacting to the spite of insecurity in the area, he urged parents to keep their children in serious surveillance while assuring that the legacy of the peaceful disposition of the area will be restored.
Two months ago, you posited that in no distance time, cases of crime in your community will be long forgotten but that seems not to have been achieved yet. Why?
I can assure you, which you are a witness to, that there has been a huge success in that area. Yes, we might have not been able to curb the situation entirely but everyone will attest to the fact that there is progress, achieving that is not when you apprehend one or few persons, you clap your hands, go and sleep that you have succeeded. No, it’s continuous. Security is a continuous thing.
Hon. Amaewhule C. Gabriel is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. He spoke with EDITH CHUKU in an interview, where he slammed the state governor, Nyesom Wike on the grounds that Rivers State is now on a standstill.
Amaechi’s ministerial nomination, is it a blessing or curse to Rivers State?
Ah. It’s a total blessing to the people of Rivers State, it has helped to upgrade the status of an Ikwerre man and Rivers State at large. Amaechi has never been anything less than a blessing to Rivers state and Nigeria as a whole. God gave him as a gift to Rivers people, his involvement in politics has uplifted Ikwerre to the status we are today.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu says the institution will forge a sustainable and robust synergy with the Nigerian War College for mutual benefits.
Akpagu stated this when officers of the Nigerian War College, led by the commandant, paid a courtesy call on him in his office.
Repentant militants in the Niger Delta, under the aegis of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, have elected a new set of leaders to pilot their affairs, with Pastor Reuben Wilson from Bayelsa State returning as the president.