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Non-Indigenes laud Wike On Programme Implementation

Wike, LGA
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 at 5:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt – Non indigenes in Rivers State have  commended Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for ensuring  that  non-indigenes in the  state  benefit  directly from projects and  programmes  of his administration.

Speaking during a courtesy  visit by Non-Indigenes Without Borders at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, national leader of the group,  Emeka Onowu, said that contrary to rumours by the opposition  in the  state  that the Governor will drive away the non-indigenes after winning the  2015 governorship  election, Governor Wike  has offered them critical appointments  and integrated  them in key empowerment  programmes.

He said: “They claimed during  the  campaign  that Governor Wike  would chase away non-indigenes from  the  state. Today, the truth is out and their  false propaganda  has been  exposed.

“Non-indigenes  have never had it so good in Rivers State .  Today, we have a Chief Judge , a commissioner , Caretaker Committee members , Senior Aides to  the  governor and our members  have benefitted from  the  empowerment  programme to traders and artisans.”

He said  that the Wike administration  has  been  demonstrated fairness and love in all her dealings with non-indigenes since 2015.

Responding, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said  anyone  who casts his/her vote or does business  in Rivers State  is entitled  to the proceeds of good governance  from his administration.
He said  he took a deliberate  decision  to  always accommodate non indigenes in the Local Government  Caretaker Committees for councils with considerable  presence of non-indigenes.

The governor  noted that non-indigenes play a critical role in the politics of the state because of their  population.

” I commend the non-indigenes for standing by me during  the  election  despite  the negative  propaganda  by the opposition.  I thank you  for  closing your ears to the concocted lies of the opposition .

“Now that the food is ready , non-indigenes are entitled  to the benefit  of  their support .  They will always benefit  from  good  governance in this state”.

As a mark of their  appreciation, the Non -Indigenes Without Borders chaired by Hon Emeka Onowu presented an award of  excellence  to Governor Wike  for his superlative  performance.