The Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke has called on all Traditional Rulers in the state to key into the recently launched Operation Sting for the promotion of security in all communities in the state.
Speaking during the Traditional New Yam Festival (Egwu Ogba) of Erema Ancient Town yesterday, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke advised Traditional Rulers to partner with the Rivers State Government to achieve peace across the state.
He said: "Let me use this opportunity to reach out to all Traditional Rulers in different communities of the state to key into the Operation Sting for peace in the localities.
"The State Government will not tolerate any form of cultism or insecurity in any community. The Government is determined to fight every form of insecurity ".
"We are working to build and sustain investors’ confidence in the state. With improved security, more investors will return to the state. More investors in the State will create employment opportunities for the youths ".
He also commended the Paramount Ruler of Erema Town in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area for maintaining peace in the community. He said that the successful celebration of the New Yam Festival signifies the promotion of culture and the celebration of peace.
He urged the Paramount Ruler of Erema Town, Eze Azubuike Princewill to reach out to other Traditional Rulers in the area on the need to promote peace and security.
In his remark, the Paramount Ruler of Erema Town, Eze Azubuike Princewill assured the Chief of Staff that the people of the area will continue to support Governor Wike beyond 2023.
He said; “since 2015 the Erema people have always supported Governor Wike because we believe in his capacity to deliver good governance”.
Eze Princewill reiterated that the large turnout of Erema people to celebrate the visit of the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor signified their unflinching commitment to the Wike Administration.
Egwu Ogba, the Traditional New Yam Festival of Erema Ancient Town is a high profile cultural event in the area that celebrates productivity and hardwork.