Wike’s Wife Challenges Men to Contribute More to the Progress of Rivers 


The wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, has stated that God has  positioned men to contribute more to the progress of the state.

Speaking after she visited the Rivers  First Baby of 2017, Baby Egba Jeremiah, at the University of Port Harcourt  Teaching Hospital yesterday, Justice Wike noted that the  fact that the Christmas baby of 2016 and the first  baby of 2017 are males indicate that men should work more with  the state government  to transform the state.

She noted that men play pivotal roles in the discipline  of  children.

According to her, most terrorists and bandits are from broken families  without  male figures to guide them.

Justice Wike said: “Last year, it was a boy , this year again it is a boy and   God is telling us that the  men have to do more as far as the progress  of Rivers State  is concerned.

“Our men have to work hard especially  in the area of achieving  the sustainable development goals.”

She noted that men as spiritual  heads of their families  must take  the responsibility  of  putting things right seriously.

Speaking further, Justice Wike added that 2017  is a special year for Rivers State, when it will celebrate  its golden jubilee under the leadership  of a jubilee governor.

She said: “This is a great year. A year when God will show Himself  mightily  on behalf of Rivers State. Rivers State will be  the pride of the nation.

“God will make Rivers State shine. Here in this state, we are flourishing  and we shall  continue to flourish.  We need to keep ourselves  ready for the great things that God will  do for our state.”

She assured the  management and staff of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital that Governor Wike  will continue  to  support the hospital  to deliver  healthcare to  the Rivers people.

Earlier, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof Aaron Ojule, thanked the Wife of the Rivers State Governor  for always investing in the welfare of the less privileged.

Baby Egba Jeremiah  was born at 00.50hours on January 1, 2017. He weighed 2.2kilogrammes at birth.

Mother of the 2017 Baby of the Year, Mrs. Rebecca Jeremiah,  thanked the  wife  of the governor  for her kindness and support. 

The highpoint of the visit  was the distribution of gifts and cash to all mothers in the  maternity ward.

She was accompanied on the visit by the wife of the Chief of Staff, Mrs. Grace Woke, Commissioner of Women Affairs, Mrs. Ukel Oyagiri, Commissioner of Agriculture, Mrs. Onimim Jacks, Country President of International Federation of Female Lawyers, Mrs. Inime Aguma and wives of commissioners.