Rivers State remains my top priority, says Wike
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reiterated his commitment to the development of the state.
Wike spoke when the leadership of ‘One Million Youths for New Rivers State’ visited him at the Government House in Port Harcourt. He said he was working to place Rivers on the top.
He said: “My commitment is to Rivers State. My focus is on whatever will make Rivers a leader among the comity of states. We are working to have a positive impact on the people’s lives.
“No party is above the interest of Rivers State; any party without the interest of Rivers will not have any connection with me. That does not mean that I don’t have the interest of my party, but Rivers State is paramount.”
The governor assured youths that many of them would be captured in the next set of appointments by his administration. He admonished them to remain loyal and not allow busy body politicians mislead them.
“Loyalty by the stomach is not full loyalty. I urge you to remain faithful to the state. Don’t allow busy body politicians make you do what you are not supposed to do”, he added.
National Coordinator of the youth movement and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly Ehie Edison said the vision of the One Million Youths for New Rivers State is beyond elections, hence they were working to empower youths.
He said: “The vision of One Million Youths for New Rivers State is beyond elections, it is centred on improving the leadership skills of Rivers youths…
“In practical demonstration, we immediately launched a N2 million youth empowerment scheme for 10 youths from two councils at N200,000 per person, solely for small scale business support.”
Edison added that the group created an education and health department to cater for registered members. He urged the governor to support them with additional funds to empower more youths across the 23 councils.