Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has declared that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has executed more projects in the last two years than the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government.
The former Governor was addressing journalists after accompanying Rivers State Governor on an extensive projects inspection on Monday.
Senator Akpabio said that Governor Wike’s excellent performance stems from his love for Rivers people.
Akpabio said, “Governor Wike has done more work and projects in the last two years than the Federal Government. That is my considered opinion.
“Performance is not necessarily an issue of the availability of resources. If your state gets N5 Billion, do projects of that amount.“If you get N1 Million, do projects commensurate with that figure.
For Governor Wike, he has judiciously applied the scarce resources available to the state to develop needed infrastructure.
“The resources available to Rivers State is nothing compared to that of the Federal Government.
Rivers State Government gets far less than a quarter than one percent of what accrues to the Federal Government, but we can see the tremendous quality of transformation taking place in the state.”
“It is not so much money that makes performance. It is love for your people. When you are elected, if you love your people you will perform, no matter the little money that you have.
“What I am seeing here in Rivers State is not like a recession economy because the Governor of Rivers State loves his people.
Let me use this opportunity to congratulate the workers at the various sites because they are acquiring a lot of skills working at the sites.“The kind of projects that Governor Wike is doing in Rivers State will attract the world to the state.
Today, there is a song, that the handwork of Wike is beautiful.”He further advised Wike never to be distracted by political detractors who engage in political blackmail.