Amaechi To Admit Boko Haram Victims In State Schools


Last weekend, during the Easter celebrations, Governor
Chibuike Amaechi sued for peace and peaceful co-existence to commemorate the death and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, saying the season should be used for sober reflections. The governor was represented by his wife, Dame Judith Amaechi at various occasions during the Easter period.
Also last week, Dame Amaechi and the Deputy Governor, Engr Tele Ikuru were among dignitaries who attended a special dedication service of the land of Ikuru to God.
General Superintendent of Redemption Ministries, Rev. Stephen Akinola prayed for the ancient town. The governor’s wife later took an excursion along the beautiful Ikuru beach.
She later attended the womanhood ceremony of the wife of the state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Gogo Levi Charles, saying women deserve to be honoured. She thanked the commissioner for honouring his wife in a grand style. According to her, such honour attracts God’s blessings and grace.
Her Excellency also attended the Womanhood Ceremony of Mrs Grace Sam Jaja at Opobo in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of the state.
Also during the week under review, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs Ibi, Semenitari wasat Opobo Town for a special womanhood ceremony sponsored by wife of former Deputy Governor of the state, Dame Christy Toby. About 10 maidens participated in the Bibite and Egerebite ceremonies held in Chief Toby’s compound in the ancient town.
Returning to the state on Tuesday, Governor Chibuike Amaechi visited Abonnema Town, headquarters of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, where he commissioned a 15KVA power generating line and Owukori Memorial Hall, including the Chibuike Amaechi Ultra-Modern Market constructed by the Chairman of the council, Theodore Georgewill.
The governor later visited the Amayanabo of Abonnema, HRH Gbobo Disrael. During the visit, he addressed the people of the area and promised to embark on a new sand-filling project and completion of abandoned projects in the area.
On Wednesday, the governor together with former Head of State, Gen Abdusalami Abubakar, the Nobel Laureatte, Prof. Wole Soyinka; former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and representative of President Jonathan, Mrs Omolara Woods flagged off the World Book Capital in Port Harcourt.
Gen. Abubakar said the ceremony was momentous and has brought pride to the country. He, therefore, enjoined the organisers to ensure that all activities slated meet expectations of a Book Capital, as he enjoined Nigerians to work for peace and unity of the country.
In the same vein, Prof Wole Soyinka used the ceremony to call for a concerted efforts towards ending the menace of Boko Haram in the country. On his part, Governor Amaechi, while thanking God for the success, called for an urgent need to reverse the economic decline and leap from development by bringing back the book. He also promised to admit young girls who were abducted by Islamic fundamentalists in Borno State in the model secondary schools built across the state.
Non-indigenes in the state who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) paid a solidarity visit to the Governor in Government House. The group under the banner of Non-indigenes Political Forum of APC, led by Chief Williams Ubaka, described Rt Hon Amaechi as the best governor ever produced in Rivers State and Nigeria. They also thanked him for “the uncommon transformation which his leadership has brought to the state.”
On Friday, Head of the United States Bureau of Conflict and Stabilisation, Operations and the Assistant Secretary of States, Rick Barton together with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle paid a courtesy visit to the governor. They intimated the governor that, they were in the state to promote a special programme to train youths in film production.
Mr Barton who expressed concern for a peaceful political transition in the country, assured that the USA was ready to offer assistance in ensuring the development of the country.
On Saturday, they governor was represented by his deputy, Engr Tele Ikuru at the Airport to welcome the President who was enroute Bayelsa State. The deputy governor later participated in the state congress of the APC at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, where the APC State congress produced new substantive executive led by Chief Ibiamu Ikanya.