GOVERNOR WIKE SAYS HIS ADMINISTRATION HAS CONTINUED TO UTILIZE THE LIMITED RESOURCES AT ITS DISPOSAL TO ACHIEVE RESULTS.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 20, 2021
Governor Nyesom Wike says his administration has continued to utilize the limited resources at its disposal to achieve tremendous results.
Governor Wike made the assertion when the Board of Editors of Independent Newspaper Limited paid him a Courtesy visit to notify him of his award as “Governor of the year 2020 for infrastructural Development.
The Governor who wondered why journalists in the Country had lost their voice and no longer speak out against the Incessant increment in the Prices of commodities, insecurity and the recent revelation by the National Security Adviser that no Weapon was brought by the Former Chief of Army Staff, with the one Billion Dollars taken from the Excess Crude Accounts.
He attributed the current situation faced in the country to the role of Journalists who allowed themselves to be bought over to pull down the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014, despite the fact that his administration entrenched human rights and freedom of speech, because he is from a minority ethnic group.
Governor Wike charged the Nigeria Union of Journalists to challenge public office holders to showcase their development strides to the citizenry as well as use the opportunity provided during their forthcoming National Delegates Conference in the state to assess the development efforts of the state government.
He used the forum to implore the Federal Government to show more commitment and collaborate with state governments devoid of party affiliation in order to achieve set goals.
Earlier, the Managing Director and Editor in Chief of Independent Newspapers Limited, Steve Omanufeme said the visit was to intimate the Governor on the resolve of the Board of Editors of the Newspaper to honour him as “Governor of the Year 2020 for Infrastructural Development.”
Omanufeme noted that the decision of the Board of Editors of the Newspaper to honour Governor Wike stemmed from his sterling performance in the areas of infrastructure, sports development, his contribution to national development and his ability to speak the truth to those in power.
He noted that the award was a token of appreciation to the Governor in his efforts to entrench good governance in the state.