WIKE, DRIVER OF NIGERIA’s TRUE FEDERALISM ~ says Info Commissioner
….says Governor WIKE face of Nigeria’s democracy
Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor PAULINUS NSIRIM says the vision of Governor NYESOM WIKE of Rivers State has the capacity to place Nigeria on the path of true federalism.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, PAULINUS NSIRIM stated this when he appeared as a guest on a radio programme in Port Harcourt yesterday, September 15.
Brave Views gathered that the Radio Programme was part of the Ministry’s second phase advocacy campaign with the hash tag: #OurStateOurResponsibility.
PASTOR NSIRIM emphasised that Governor Wike presently remains the face of democracy in Nigeria.
According to him: “The point I will want every Rivers person to understand first is, today we have a Governor, a visionary leader beyond Rivers State and beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“What you have seen with the VAT issue just clearly shows that we have a man at this time in history who has taken it upon himself to right the wrongs and place Nigeria on the path of true federalism.”
He noted that the second phase of his Ministry’s campaign would encompass issues evolving around the developmental strides of Governor WIKE’s administration in the areas of infrastructure, healthcare delivery, education, agriculture, rehabilitation of the less privileged, security architecture and Sports.
He recalled when Governor WIKE’s administration came on board in 2015 amidst doubt by some persons that the governor would not have funds to execute projects: “Remember and I like making this point because people need to know where we are coming from.
“In 2015, Governor WIKE was told they would see where he would see the money to pay salaries and do projects.
“He inherited four months unpaid salaries. He inherited five months pension arrears. This was the only administration in Nigeria that did not get a handover note from the previous administration, but look at where we are. We are in a place of glory.
“Development here has entered a golden era. I also make the point that because Governor Wike is a people oriented Governor, even the less privileged feels the impact of his administration. The rehabilitation centre we have at Iriebe today is the best in the country”.
The Information Commissioner said that Governor was ready to welcome constructive criticisms from the public adding that the governor would treat them legitimately.
NSIRIM however, regretted that some of the criticisms were armchair criticisms, which he noted emanate from what he called ‘vocal minority’.