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Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari

Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari

Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has lauded Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the projects executed by his administration in the state. Akpabio said Wike had executed more projects in the last two years than the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.

Addressing journalists after accompanying the governor on inspection of projects yesterday, Akpabio said Wike’s excellent performance stemmed from his love for the Rivers people. The former governor of Akwa Ibom State said: “Governor Wike has done more work and projects in the last two years than the Federal Government. That is my considered opinion.

“Performance is not necessarily an issue of availability of resources. If your state gets N5 billion, do projects of that amount. If you get N1 billion, do projects commensurate with that figure. For Governor Wike, he has judiciously applied the scarce resources available to the state to develop needed infrastructure. “The resources available to Rivers State were nothing compared to that of the Federal Government.

Rivers State Government gets far less than a quarter than one per cent of what accrues to the Federal Government, but we can see the tremendous quality of transformation taking place in the state.” Akpabio added: “It is not so much money that makes performance. It is love for your people. When you are elected, if you love your people, you will perform, no matter the little money that accrues to you. “What I am seeing here in Rivers State is not like a recession economy because the Governor of Rivers State loves his people.

Let me use this opportunity to congratulate the workers at the various sites because they are acquiring a lot of skills working at the sites. “The kind of projects that Governor Wike is doing in Rivers State will attract the world to the state. Today, there is a song that the handwork of Wike is beautiful.”

The former governor advised Wike never to be distracted by political detractors, who he said engaged in blackmail. He said no matter the attempt at distracting him; the governor should continue his transformation of the state. He said: “Do not be distracted by unnecessary blackmail against your person by political detractors. I want to urge all governors who have the opportunity to lead their states to visit Rivers State.

“I want to say this with all sense of responsibility that Governor Wike is working. We pray God to continue to bless, protect and keep him to work for the state. Governor Wike loves his people, he loves Rivers State and that is why he is doing this. It is not everyone that will transform Rivers State in such a short time. “Under two years, the results are everywhere. The roads we think that will not be done have been done. The roads are now wonderful, most of them dualised.

“When it comes to the time of election and the people risk their lives for Governor Wike, people will say maybe he sponsored thugs or used money. It is Wike’s work that will determine the electoral future.” He commended Wike for restoring the pride of Rivers State as the capital of the Niger Delta.

Wike, during the inspection tour, emphasised the importance of the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre, the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park and Landscaping Architecture at Airforce Overheard Bridge, Port Harcourt. He said his administration will continue to sustain the execution of projects across the state, despite the economic recession.

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