Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,Â has called on communityÂ leaders to work in unity to developÂ their respectiveÂ communities.Â
SpeakingÂ duringÂ the fundraisingÂ for the constructionÂ ofÂ an ultra modern civicÂ CentreÂ complex by the Rumuokwuta CommunityÂ on Saturday, WikeÂ said communityÂ developmentÂ efforts will complementÂ the developmentÂ programmesÂ ofÂ his administration.
He noted that leaders should make sacrificesÂ toÂ advance communal interest through a united front.
The governorÂ praised the Rumuokwuta community for supporting him during the 2015 general election, pointingÂ out thatÂ they will not regret their supportÂ for him.
He said: â€œBecause of the sacrificesÂ the Rumuokwuta CommunityÂ made for me when I was in need, I will also support them.
â€œWhen you are at war and you see a brother who supports you, when it is his turn, you have no choice but to supportÂ him. We must encourage and supportÂ ourselves.
The governorÂ explainedÂ thatÂ he embarked on the total rehabilitation andÂ expansionÂ of the Government Girlsâ€™ Secondary School in RumuokwutaÂ becauseÂ the people deserve the best.
â€œThe RumuokwutaÂ communityÂ didnâ€™t lobby for the rehabilitationÂ of the Government Girlsâ€™ Secondary School.Â I took the decisionÂ toÂ rehabilitateÂ the school becauseÂ the peopleÂ deserve it,â€ Wike said.
Chairman of Rumuokwuta Community Development Committee, Such Ama Chinda commended Wike for the rehabilitation of the Government Girlsâ€™ Secondary School in the area.