In appreciation of the superlative performance of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Independent Newspapers Limited and Sun Newspapers have nominated him as the “Man of the Year 2016.”
In a letter conveying the nomination of Governor Wike as the “2016 Man of the Year,” Managing Director of Independent Newspapers Limited, publishers of Daily Independent , Mr. Ted Iwere, wrote: “In nominating you, the selection committee considered the pragmatism, commitment and courage exhibited by you since your assumption of office. Worthy of note is the restoration of the activities of both the state legislature and judiciary.
“In addition, your government has been small and medium enterprise (SME) friendly, empowering no fewer than 3,5000 small business owners. The massive construction and rehabilitation of roads, including the Operation Zero Potholes intensified by your government, continue to improve the movement of people, goods and services on the state’s network of roads.”
The Independent Newspapers Limited also pointed out that it recognised the improvement of internally generated revenue under the leadership of Wike.
They wrote: “It is for the foregoing reasons that we have bestowed on you the richly deserved award of Independent Newspapers Limited Man of the Year Award 2016. The award ceremony for this historic event is scheduled for January 21, 2016.”
Also, the Sun Board of Editors has voted Wike as winner of the 2016 Governor of the Year.
In a statement by its Managing Director/Editor -in-Chief, the Sun Newspapers said the governor was unanimously selected for his infrastructural revolution since assuming office.