After inspecting the various projects executed by Governor Nyesom Wike of River State, Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has described him as ‘Mr Project’.
This appellation on Wike was made in the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday night during the state dinner organised in his honour by the state government. Osinbajo said he was impressed by the various project sites he visited.
According to him, “I think he deserves the title of ‘Mr Projects’; he is indeed ‘Mr Projects’. As we came in today, we had to visit some project sites”.
He noted that the visit to the state was critical because of the position of the state in the country.
“Rivers State is very important to us. We take matters concerning the state seriously. We will cooperate with Rivers State to develop Nigeria.
“It is in the interest of our people and the nation that we work together for the good of our people. We need to get together to chart the pathway of growth”, the Acting President said.
Gov Wike, in response, reassured that the state government will cooperate with the federal government to deliver development to the people.
He said the issues of development should not be politicised because the people look up to different tiers of government for empowerment and projects.
According to him, “I believe that the visit of the Acting President will bring good relationship between the federal government and Rivers State.
“Let us allow the interest of the majority in whatever we do. Party must take the back seat. The interest of Rivers State is paramount. That is why we are doing everything we can to cooperate with the federal government because we believe in the unity of this nation.”
He explained that Rivers is a state that the federal government needs to partner with in order to consolidate the development process