Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike was among the 36 State governors who were in Abuja last weekend to receive President Muhammadu Buhari , who returned to the country after over three months in the United Kingdom for medical treatment.
Last Sunday, the governor was represented at the 50th birthday of former House Leader, Hon Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja.
Again, last Thursday, the governor alongside other governors attended a special meeting with the president to discuss the state of the nation and the economy.
However, it was the weeklong Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference in Lagos that took a huge chunk of time from the governor and other state officials, who used most part of the annual conference to showcase the business and economic potentials of Rivers State.
Former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke and veterian Banker Jim Ovia in one of the sessions at the NBA Conference spoke glowingly about business opportunities in Rivers State, as they urged investors to exploit the huge potentials that abound in the state.
Speaking at the Special Session for Governors at the NBA conference through the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Emma Aguma (SAN), Chief Wike observed that internal democracy within political parties will help strengthen and deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
The governor listed gains made in the improvement of justice delivery and security, saying the situation has compelled many companies who left to return to doing business in Rivers State.
The Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, last Wednesday, condemned the escape of a ritual suspect from the police net. In a statement, the deputy governor said the police and other law enforcement agencies should step up their game and ensure that the fellow is rearrested and brought to justice without delay.
Last Monday, the Chief of Staff, Engr Emeka Woke played host to Ikwerre Elders and Chiefs. He assured them that the government will continue to carry out community based projects.
He said, “the governor is the governor of Rivers State and he will reach out to all ethnic groups in the state. So far the governor has done exceptionally well”.
Also last Monday, the deputy governor restated the commitment of the Rivers State government to fight and eliminate polio. Dr Harry-Banigo said every effort was being done to strengthen the Primary Health Services, outreach services and all other services.
She commended the efforts of Rotary International to eradicate polio in the past 30 years through their financial support advocacies, campaigns and countless volunteer hours which according to the governor have helped to check polio worldwide.
Returning on last Friday back to the state, Chief Wike met with PDP Stakeholders in Abua/Odual. On Saturday he addressed party members from Okrika and Ogu/Bolo.
At the meeting he held with stakeholders last Saturday with those from Okrika and Ogu/Bolo, Chief Wike reaffirmed his confidence in the judiciary despite last Thursday’s Appeal Court Judgement that went in favour of APC for the Rivers East Senatorial District.
He urged the people to be calm and always pursue their grievance in line with the law. In his part, Senator George Sekibo assured that PDP will bounce back.