Speaker Drums Support For Wike

The just concluded Rivers State Golden Jubilee and the two years anniversary of Governor Nyesom Wike took their final toll on the activities of the state House of Assembly last week.
Last Monday, the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani led Assembly members to the state Town Hall meeting with Governor Wike where he (Wike) unveiled his administration’s two-year score card at Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Harcourt.
Though, neither the speaker nor any lawmaker spoke at the event, in an interview with newsmen,the lawmakers poured encomiums on the state governor for what they described as the  his monumental achievements so far.
The speaker lauded the Executive Governor for judiciously spending the state’s funds in accordance with the appropriation so far passed by the Assembly in the state.
He said the legislative arm of the state is overwhelmed by the projects scattered all over the state in just two years of the Wike administration.
On the achievements of the 8th Assembly, the Speaker (Ibani) said so far, the House has passed 16 bills and 66 motions in the developmental interest of the state.
He called on Rivers’ people to support the administration to do more in the state, saying that Governor Wike is determined to take the state to  greater heights, despite the low federal allocation to the state.
Last Wednesday, the lawmaker representing Obio/Akpor Constituency 1, in the State House of Assembly, Hon Michael O. Chinda called on the State Ministry of Works to construct a foot bridge to protect visitors to the recently commissioned Pleasure Park at the Port Harcourt-Aba Express Road in Port Harcourt.
He said, the construction of foot bridge in the area would guarantee the safety of tourists especially children going there to have funs.
Chinda, who is the chairman of the House Committee on Works, lauded Governor Nyesom Wike for the project, saying that the Pleasure Park would boost the state’s economy and check unemployment and youth restiveness.


Enoch Epelle

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