Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has described the
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as a promise-keeper who is
committed to the development of the state.
Governor Tambuwal also commissioned the College of Medical Sciences
building at the Rivers State University.
This is as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike berated the
Minister of Transportation for failing to attract a single project to the
state and resorting to falsehood on the execution of projects in the
The two leaders spoke on Tuesday when Governor Tambuwal was invited by the
Rivers State Governor to commission the College of Medical Sciences
building, initiated and constructed by the Wike administration.
He said: “I am tempted to recommend Governor Wike so highly. He is the
‘Ekwueme of Rivers State ‘. It only takes a leader with a vision, passion
and commitment to come up with this idea and implement it”.
The Sokoto State Governor said that no investment is greater than
investments in the area of education, pointing out that Governor Wike
He lauded Governor Wike for projects that are tailored to the needs of
Rivers. He said such projects will enhance the development of the state.
“The projects are tailored along the needs of the people Rivers State.
This is a trend in governance to deliver projects based on the needs of
the people “.
He stated that posterity will vindicate Governor Wike. He urged leaders
to focus on development and de-emphasise issues that generate disunity .
In his address, Governor Wike said that it is unfortunate that Former
Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi will lie about projects
delivered by the present administration to improve the living condition of
“There are several projects which were initiated, constructed and
commissioned by my administration. Amaechi didn’t have meaningful
projects, that is why he had no projects to commission. We have meaningful
projects and we will continue to commission them.
“Projects like Sakpenwa-Bori Road, National Industrial Court, Port
Harcourt Pleasure Park, Rivers State Ecumenical Centre, Federal High Court
Complex, Court of Appeal, Igwuruta-Chokocho, College of Medical Sciences
building, Elelenwo-Akpajo, Traditional Rulers Secretariat, Rumuokoro
Market and Park, Bonny-Bille-Nembe Jetty, Government Secondary School,
Onne, Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta and several others
were the brainchild of this administration.
“Our projects have overwhelmed them, everyday they are worried. We are
here to contribute our efforts to the development of Rivers State “,
Governor Wike said.
He said instead of complaining about the high level performance of the
present administration, Minister of Transportation should focus his energy
on the completion of the Port Harcourt International Airport, revival of
the seaports and the completion of the East-West Road.
“Look at the dilapidated nature of the Port Harcourt International
Airport, the abandoned seaports and the neglected east-west road. Amaechi
has not attracted a single project to Rivers State .
“As a Minister of State for Education I brought the Faculty of Law at the
University of Port Harcourt. I also attracted the Claude Ake Faculty of
Social Sciences Building. I attracted major grants of N500million each
to Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, Ignatius Ajuru University and ensured
the major rehabilitation of over 22 Primary and Secondary Schools in the
state . As Minister of Transportation, what have you done, what have you
brought to your people. I challenge him to tell us just one project he
attracted to Rivers State “, the Rivers State Governor said.
On Rivers State University, Governor Wike noted he will ensure that the
institution becomes the best. He assured that the School of Nursing will
be reconstructed to ensure that it becomes part of the College of Medical
He added that the State Government will build a proper hostel to replace
the prefabricated hostel in the institution.
The governor noted that his administration will train medical
professionals for the development of the health sector.
Governor Wike noted Amaechi attempted to move Rivers State University to
another location , but upon assumption of duty he checkmated the movement
and focused on the development of the Rivers State University.
Rivers State Health Commissioner, Professor Princewill Chike said that the
medical world is excited on what Governor Wike is doing in the health
Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Professor Blessing Didia
for over four decades successive governments in Rivers State struggled to
establish a medical school without success. He said that God empowered
Governor Wike to succeed where his predecessors failed.
Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu (rtd)
commended Governor Wike for his commitment to deliver key projects in the
Rivers State University.
Chairman of Rivers State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr
Datonye Alasia said that Wike’s administration has propelled Rivers State
into the golden era of Medical practice.