GOVERNOR WIKE EXTOLS STARLING VIRTUES OF LATE BARINUA WIFA.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 28, 2021
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the dualisation of the second phase of Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono road is in fulfillment of the age long dream of late former Attorney General of the state, Barinua Moses Wifa, SAN.
The Governor said he is proud to identify with the life and times of Wifa, who was a prominent proponent of restructuring of Nigeria.
He made the assertion during the funeral service held in honour of late legal luminary at Kono, Khana Council of Rivers State at the weekend.
The Governor, who was represented by the Rivers State Head of Service, Rufus Godwin, noted that Wifa, who was also Chairman Port Harcourt branch of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, brought pride and glory to the State.
He explained that the on-going second phase of the dualisation of Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono Road is in honour of the former Attorney General, whom he described as one of the illustrious sons of Rivers State.
He observed that many tributes have been paid to Wifa at the different events held in his honour, including a public lecture session, during which several lawyers extolled his virtues at the bar.
Governor Wike remarked that in the months ahead, Nigerians will be considering which ay forward for the country amid the argument about restructuring of the country, which the late Wifa yearned for.
He stressed that at this critical juncture in the history of Nigeria, the country needs men of the class and caliber of Wifa, who will stand for truth and render altruistic advise to government for the benefit of the people and not one directed at provoking selfish gains.
The Governor used the occasion to once against convey the condolences of the government and people of Rivers State to the Wifa’s family, Kono Community, Ogoni nationality and to the legal profession that will find a deep gap in the rank and file of members of the inner bar.