Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has been nominated for the “Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery” at the forthcoming Nigeria Excellence in Public Service Award by the Federal Government.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on October 21 present the award to the governor at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, according to a letter addressed to Wike by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services) in the SGF’s Office, Dr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri.
Since he assumed office on May 29, 2015, Wike has been widely acclaimed for his infrastructure strides in Rivers and its attendant impact on the state’s development.
He is reputed for his strides in road construction and rehabilitation; the construction of an unprecedented 12 flyovers in the state, healthcare infrastructure; education, health, sports, and agriculture, among others, leading many to address him as ‘Mr. Projects.’
The governor has been quoted at several fora, vowing not to rest on his oars but will continue with projects execution, until his last day in office.
He said: “The only way we can show gratitude to the people for the confidence they reposed in us is to continue to serve them with all our heart and might.”
“I will continue to commission projects until the last day. We can’t stop. We were elected to serve the people. We will continue to offer quality services to our people.
“Even our worst critics will agree that we have delivered excellently on our campaign promises. By God’s grace we will finish strong and our incoming governor, Siminalayi Fubara will continue in our legacy of quality service to our people.”
It’s obvious that the governor of Rivers State doesn’t have a rival when it comes to infrastructural development, and the federal government cannot play politics with the reality on ground, irrespective of the fact the Gov Wike is not a member of the APC.
He has done well for himself and Rivers people and deserves the award from Mr President.