Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called on prominent indigenes of the state to use their privileged positions to promote the state for the purpose of attracting development.
Speaking during the send off ceremony in honour of Dr Kudo Eresia-Eke, the outgoing General Manager, External Relations of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited at the weekend in Port Harcourt, Wike said it was unwise for any Rivers leader to de-market the state.
Wike said Eresia-Eke used his 20 years in the corporate world to market Rivers State.
He said: “Dr Eresia-Eke is one of those who will not de-market Rivers State. He is always promoting the state.
“Everybody is happy with your contributions. I hope you will continue to advise us on areas of development . You are still young. Rivers State needs people like you. “
The governor noted that the experience that the outgoing external relations general manager has garnered over years would help further develop the state.
Speaking further, Wike urged NLNG to take steps to make practical contributions to the state.
He said: “I want practical things that will help our people. We produce the oil, but we are not getting anything meaningful from the oil.”
He called on the management of the NLNG to accomplish the request of the Rivers State Government concerning schools.