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Fruit Garden Market: ‘Wike Saved Many Souls’

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The pioneer Chairman of Ogbum-Nu-Abali Fruit Garden Market, Mr Patrick Anyanwu, says Governor Nyesom Wike, has saved many souls by rebuilding and giving N400,000 to each of the traders whose goods and shops were destroyed during the inferno that engulfed the market.
Mr Anyanwu, who said this during an interview with The Tide recently in Port Harcourt, described the Governor as a good and kind leader with humility and sensitivity, noting that his gesture saved many families whose hopes of livelihood would have been precarious after the fire incident.
According to him, “there is no governor like Wike who has done that he did in Rivers State. He saved a lot of lives. When the market was gutted by fire, he gave each of the traders N400,000 and now he has rebuilt the market. All efforts by the church close to the market to buy the land failed curtseys of Wike, we thank him graciously”.
He urged governors of other states and future Governors of the state to emulate Wike’s leadership style and charged traders of the market to reciprocate his kind gesture by keeping the environment and the structures clean, and also imbibe the spirit of maintenance culture in order to attract more good things to themselves, while giving their unalloyed support and cooperation to the Wike-led government.
Anyanwu used the opportunity to appeal to the Governor for the canalization of the Rumuomoi-Rumuorosi-Rumuola-Rukuruka river to save the residents of the area from the incessant flooding experienced during rains, noting that the situation has for years caused several untold damages to the people.
Anyanwu, who is also the Vice Chairman of a street environmental committee in Rumuomoi community, said several appeals to previous administrations concerning the problem of flooding in the area did not yield result.
“The people residing around this area will be very happy if the Governor, well known for his listening ear and projects execution, comes to their aid in this regard”, he said.
Also speaking, the chairman, tomato section of the market, Mr Fubara Mathew who appealed that the main traders should be allocated the shops before members of the host community to give them a sense of belonging and thanked the Governor for his kind gesture.
A one-time secretary of the market, Mr Vincent Okeh, enjoined the Fruit Garden Market traders not to do anything that would destroy the good work done by the Governor, saying “you must reciprocate the work and keep the market clean, obey the rules and regulations of the market and be law-abiding in all your dealings at the market”.

 

Shedie Okpara

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Wike Approves Recognition Of New Monarchs

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The Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers now has new entrants, following Governor Nyesom Wike’s approval and the recognition of two monarchs, yesterday.
The two new government-recognised traditional rulers are, Okan-Ama of Ataba in Andoni Local Government Area, King Benson Mgbowiyi Egwenre, Orak XVII; and Amanyanabo of Opukula/Singiama in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, King Hope Daminabo Dan-Odopusingi, Odopusingi (V); both in Rivers State.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Felix Odumgweru who presided over a brief but colourful ceremony at the Ministry’s Conference Room, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, said the event was in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to recognize and upgrade more deserving monarchs.
Odumgweru said, “On September 13, 2019, there was an elaborate ceremony to give recognition to 84 government-recognized traditional rulers. His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike made mention that the windows and the doors for more recognitions, more upgrading will still be open to well-deserving traditional rulers as recommended by their various people and communities.
“To put effect to that, he (the governor) mentioned that some have also been recognized but could not take part in that ceremony. At this point, we want to inform you that His Excellency has graciously given approval to the recognition of the following persons as I would read out and you would sign off your papers of recognition.
“I humbly write to inform you that His Excellency, Chief Nyesom Wike, we welcome and inform “HRH, King Benson Mgbowiyi Egwenre, Orak XVII, Okan-Ama of Ataba, Andoni LGA and HRH, King Hope Daminabo Dan-Odopusingi, Odopusingi (V), Amayanabo of Opukula/Singiama in Akoko/Toru LGA, both in Rivers State.

 

Dennis Naku

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CMD Lauds Wike Over Rivers Teaching Hospital Facelift

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Management of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), has said that the facility has experienced increased patronage following massive renovation and reequipping of facilities by the Governor Nyesom Wike-led government.
Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr. Friday Aaron, who disclosed this during an exclusive interview with The Tide in his office in Port Harcourt, stated that Governor Wike had last year upgraded the hospital to a teaching hospital for the College of Medical Sciences of the Rivers State University.
“It was in totality, a change that is in line with New Vision for quality health for Rivers people. What is happening here is phenomenal because there are so many ongoing projects in the hospital premises being carried out by the current administration.
“So, what it means is that the upgrade has brought a lot of changes in the hospital. What is happening here, we, the management and staff, doctors owe the government and people of                                                                                  Rivers State to offer quality services bearing in mind the enormous investment here because a lot is expected now from us.
“We’re very grateful to the Governor. That is why you see what is happening because the people have also responded. It is not just the change in the look, there is a change  in the attitude of our people because they have seen government commitment to change the place and they can see the commitment. The processes also have to change for better. We have new management, new team, and new focus,” he said, noting that the hospital now has a clearer vision and mission.
“I must tell you we are having more patronage amidst work that is ongoing here because you will see that the number of functional beds that we here have reduced due largely to the quality of service we offer.
“The hospital used to be 375 to 380 bed capacity hospital, but now, with renovation, the number of beds went down to 200 to 240 depending on where they are renovating per time.”, he said.

 

Dennis Nku

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RSHA Passes Road Maintenance, Rehabilitation Agency Amendment Bill

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After intense debate, last Monday, the Rivers State House of Assembly finally passed the state Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Agency Amendment Bill 2019 into law.
The bill, which scaled through the first and second readings before it was passed into law, witnessed robust debate on the floor of the House.
Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Martin Amaewhule, who presented the bill, said it seeks to increase the number of members of the board.
He suggested that the board should have 15 persons as against the nine persons in the principal law.
The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Edison Ehie; Chief Whip, Hon. Evans Bipi; and Hon. Michael Chinda of Obio/Akpor Constituency II and  other legislators, aligned themselves by supporting the expansion of the board from nine to 15 members.
Meanwhile, the state House of Assembly has screened and confirmed 11 nominees of members of the Governing Board of Rivers State Road Maintenance Agency.
This follows a letter from the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for the screening and confirmation of the nominees.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, urged the nominees to serve towards effective delivery.
The nominees include, Prince Timothy Nsirim and 10 others, who were screened and confirmed on the floor of the House, last Monday during plenary.

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