The National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Labaran Maku, has declared that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, represents Nigeria’s new generation of leaders driving the country towards prosperity and development.
This is as the governor stated that he is motivated to deliver more pro-people projects across Rivers State by the enthusiastic applause he gets each time he embarks on projects inspection.
Both leaders spoke at the weekend after they embarked on joint inspection of projects in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area , Obio/Akpor Local Government Area and Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Labaran Maku, a former Minister of Information said Wike’s legendary projects delivery is a proof that the people stand to benefit whenever they elect well equipped leaders.
He said: “This is what we want. A generation of leaders who are committed to making more progress in the direction of prosperity and development.
“This is what you get when you have the right people in place who have the energy, the intellectual wherewithal and the commitment to drive development.”
The APGA National Secretary noted that the team will be coming back to Rivers State to further understudy the development mode of Wike, so as to export same as an example of good governance.
Maku said: “I am not surprised that Wike is performing. At the Federal Executive Council, I knew him to be very serious with a noble heart. As Governor of Rivers State, we have observed with happiness, the kind of seriousness he has brought to governance.”
In an interview, Wike said he insists on timelines for the completion of projects because of the need to avoid abandoned projects.
He said: “The happiness of the people motivates me to work harder. Their response each time we go out for project inspection is a sign that they are happy with what we are doing.
“I will continue to work promote and defend the interest of our state. I will continue to fulfill all promises I made to the people,” he said.
The governor said never again would funds meant for the development of Rivers State be used to sponsor the election of some persons.
The inspection witnessed hundreds of residents trooping out to celebrate Wike during the project inspection.
Some of the projects inspected by Wike and Labaran Maku on Saturday include: Rukpokwu Market road, Rumuokparali road, Tam David West Boulevard, Mother and Child Hospital in NAF base, Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta, Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, Second Nkpogu//LNG Road and Bridge and Ogbunabali/Land Reclamation project.