The Leadership of Boys Brigade Nigeria, Rivers State Council has conferred on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike the award of: “Icon of Peace and Security in Rivers State”
The Rivers State Council of the Boys Brigade Nigeria conferred the award on Governor Wike during a symposium on Political Enlightenment at the Rivers State University on Saturday.
President of Rivers State Council of the Boys Brigade Nigeria, Prof Blessing Didia
said that the 23000 members of the group are in support of the re-election of the Rivers State Governor.
He said that they are happy with the governor’s contribution to the growth of Christianity in the state.
Rivers State Secretary of Boys Brigade Nigeria , Chukwudi Ebim said that the group believes in the exploits of the Rivers State Governor, hence they will work for him.
Representative of the Rivers State Governor, Hon Edison Ehie assured that the Rivers State Governor is committed to youth development and development of Christianity in the state.
The Representative of the Rivers State Governor noted that the State Government’s development projects have changed the fortunes of the state, necessitating the need for the consolidation of the progress already made.
He said: “Across the various segments of development , he has kept his own part of the bargain of promise he made to Rivers people in 2015. Rivers indigenes and non-indigenes are satisfied with the works of the governor who has sacrificed more than enough time and put in every resource to ensure we get the dividends of democracy.
” Having said that,today we are talking about enlightenment, political enlightenment and youths against electoral violence ,the first approach we must take if we want to achieve what we are doing today is the respect for rule of law”.
He said that it is unfortunate that the security agencies have not deemed it fit to invite APC leaders who threatened to disrupt elections in Rivers State for questioning proves the horrible plot against the state. He, however, said that elections will be conducted on schedule.
He assured that in his second term, his administration will continue to develop all communities of the state in line with agenda for a new Rivers State.