‘Mr Projects’ Osinbajo Nicknames Wike

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