Monday, March 28, 2016 2:31 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the reports on insecurity in the state are exaggerated by media reportage.
Wike said his principal interest is to create a peaceful environment for the development of the state, saying despite all the contrived distractions, his administration has recorded superlative achievements.
Governor Wike also declared that his administration is premised on truthful relationship with the Rivers people as he would fulfill all his campaign promises.
The governor spoke on Easter Monday during a special appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily Programme televised from Government House, Port Harcourt.
Wike explained that his administration has taken concrete measures to improve the security of the state through funding of security interventions and provision of necessary logistics for all security agencies.
He noted, however, the security in the state has been impacted negatively by the frequent unnecessary transfer of security chiefs masterminded by the former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi.
“I won’t make a promise that I will not fulfil. The problem most politicians have is the bid to satisfy everyone. I don’t politicise development. My interest is to deliver the best for Rivers people.
“In spite of distractions, we have succeeded in completing many abandoned projects left by the previous government. We have cleared backlog of unpaid salaries and pensions left by the previous government. We have succeeded in restoring the judiciary and reopening courts shutdown by the previous government”.
“The Federal Government needs to allow security chiefs remain in Rivers State to do their jobs and douse the tensions. I have had over three Commissioners of Police removed since I became governor.”