Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he would support any policy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which will enhance the well-being of Rivers people.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt monday when he granted audience to the Local Study Group from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru, Wike said his primary focus was to work for the good of Rivers People.
He stated that he would not use his office for unnecessary politicking, pointing out that good policies transcend party affiliation.
“I will support any policy of the federal government that will enhance the living standard of the people of Rivers State. It doesn’t matter who initiated such policy as long as it favours our people,” he said.
Speaking further, the governor urged the Federal Government to find ways to implement the recommendations of different NIPPS study teams especially as they relate to poverty alleviation.
He said the Rivers State Government would support the NIPPS study team in carrying out their research into poverty alleviation in the state.
Earlier, Director of Studies and Leader of Delegation of the Study Group of NIPPS, Prof Celestine Oyom Bassey, said the team was in the state to carry out an assessment of the impact of poverty alleviation programmes in the state.