It’s time to empower the people – Gov. Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said “this is the time now we have to play politics of stomach infrastructure,” having fulfilled virtually all his campaign promises. 

The governor stated this a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri while speaking at the inauguration of the Oro-Abali flyover, at the Kaduna Street Junction, along the Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway in Port Harcourt. 

Wike stated that he had secured the promised economic growth for the state through the several works he has put in place.

He stressed that the time is ripe to empower those who have patiently worked with him.

“Now that we have done virtually everything we have promised Rivers people, this is the time now we have to play politics of stomach infrastructure.

“What people do not understand; people think when you are in government, from the first day, you should be sharing money. I said I wouldn’t do that.

“I have to work for the people of the State. Now that we have worked, the remaining period will be to feed your stomach,” Wike said.

Wike challenged anyone to deny the developmental stride his administration has put in place in the state, adding that the time to empower the people is now.

“There is time for everything. Now, the time has come. We have to start to empower our people. The empowerment is for those who have been patient.

“So, every local government, every community will have a pattern of how we are to empower our people.

“As a government, when there is unemployment, some people bring out what they called welfare scheme to cushion the level of poverty in the society. That is what we are going to apply here,” Wike stated.

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