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Wike Pledges To Provide Purposeful Leadership In Rivers




RIVERS State Governor-elect, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured the people of the state that he would not betray their trust as their duly elected leader.

Addressing the seventh Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Diocese of Niger Delta North in Port Harcourt yesterday, Wike also declared that despite the controversy over his inauguration, he would be sworn in on May 29 in line with the constitution.

He said: “I will not betray the trust of the people of Rivers State.  I will serve the state and her people with the fear of God. Out of the present ashes of despair and hopelessness, we shall recreate a new Rivers State for the good of all that live in it.”

He assured that the incoming administration would improve on governance in the state, develop necessary infrastructure and improve the living condition of the people.

Wike told the Synod that his administration would make judicious use of the resources of the state and avoid the pitfalls of the out-going administration.

He added: “We will make strategic investments to grow our economy. We will support hard working Rivers people to own businesses.  I believe that the new administration under my watch will fulfill its purpose.”

While urging the church to always pray for the success of the incoming administration, he appealed to them to offer constructive criticisms to always guide the government.

Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta North, Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey advised the governor-elect to work towards fulfilling his campaign promises.

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