Experts Hail Rivers Economy Under Wike

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Eze Ekeye Logbo ll of Ekpeye Kingdom, HRM, Robinson O. Robinson, presenting authority of recognition as high chief to Chief Ikechukwu Obuzor at his palace at Odierekd Ubie in Ahoada West Local Govt Area of Rivers State.

Two university dons and experts in economics have commended Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for his ability to manage the economy of Rivers State in the past two years despite lean resources and dwindling federal allocation.
Former Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences in Rivers State University and expert on Business and Finance, Prof. Adolphus Toby told The Tide in a chat that Wike has displayed ingenuity and commitment in transforming the state.
“ Wike is trying despite poor allocation and he has touched all sectors”, Toby said.
The economic expert corroborated the claim by the governor that the state is running a divine economy in being able to overcome the cash constraints.
He called on other leaders to emulate Wike’s example, stating that what the country needs now is fresh ideas, and novelty to drive governance . “All those in government should be enterpreneurs like Wike” he added.
He specially commended the governor for the change in the name of the state university, describing it as, “ a forward looking idea,” and called on Rivers citizens to join hands with the governor , “ to allow development to thrive naturally.
On his part, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance and expert on econometrics in the Rivers State University, Prof. Dele Momodu, said the governor has displayed frugality and discipline in the use of state resources.
He said, “ the governor is disciplined enough to put the state resources for the general good. It’s obvious because we know what the situation is now and we can see what is happening around us over infrastructure.”
Momodu is of the view that the renovation of hospitals and schools are human capital-oriented, and therefore, it is wrong to say the governor has not developed human resources.
The university don, however, advised the governor to be focused and ensure he leaves a legacy, “ He should take advantage of the time and do something for which he would be remembered at a  in the  history of the state, he said”