Wike Urges Community Leaders to Contribute to Development


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  has called on community  leaders to work in unity to develop  their respective  communities. 

Speaking  during  the fundraising  for the construction  of  an ultra modern civic  Centre  complex by the Rumuokwuta Community  on Saturday, Wike  said community  development  efforts will complement  the development  programmes  of  his administration.

He noted that leaders should make sacrifices  to  advance communal interest through a united front.

The governor  praised the Rumuokwuta community for supporting him during the 2015 general election, pointing  out that  they will not regret their support  for him.

He said: “Because of the sacrifices  the Rumuokwuta Community  made for me when I was in need, I will also support them.

“When you are at war and you see a brother who supports you, when it is his turn, you have no choice but to support  him. We must encourage and support  ourselves.

The governor  explained  that  he embarked on the total rehabilitation and  expansion  of the Government Girls’ Secondary School in Rumuokwuta  because  the people deserve the best.

“The Rumuokwuta  community  didn’t lobby for the rehabilitation  of the Government Girls’ Secondary School.  I took the decision  to  rehabilitate  the school because  the people  deserve it,” Wike said.

Chairman of Rumuokwuta Community Development Committee, Such Ama Chinda commended Wike for the rehabilitation of the Government Girls’ Secondary School in the area.