South Sudan Minister of Energy and Dams, Dr Dhieu Mathok has commended Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for the infrastructural development of the state, saying that he deserves a second term.
Speaking after a meeting with Governor Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Dr Mathok expressed happiness with the level of development attained under the leadership of Governor Wike.
He said: “I have never come this way, but what I have seen this morning is very amazing . I have seen developmental projects going on.
“This is a sign of stability. You know when there is no stability in a certain state or country, development cannot come up. I will like to commend the governor for the good work that he is doing. I heard there is going to be election very soon. l hope the people of this state will renew the mandate of the governor, so that he can continue what he is doing in this state”.
He said that there are key developmental projects in Rivers State which the South-Sudan Government will like to replicate.
He said: “I am very happy with what I have seen in this state. It is really a great thing . There are a lot of development projects in this state and we like to replicate the same thing in South Sudan.
“We are intending to commercialize NLNG industry in South Sudan. That is why we are looking for the partners who can be able to develop the energy sector in the Republic of South Sudan”.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated that the state will continue to be an investment destination because of the peaceful environment and her rich resources.
“The message is that he is from South Sudan, an African Country. What he has seen shows that there is peace in Rivers state. Investors should not be afraid of coming to Rivers state to invest and with the kind of developmental projects he has seen in Rivers State, more investors will be attracted to the state.
” The issue of peace in Rivers state is no longer a challenge. Everybody knows that Rivers state is an investment destination. “
The governor stated that Rivers State will continue to partner with sister African countries to advance the course of development and enhance the economy of the state.
He said: “I told you we are interested in investors who will come into this state and partner with us. So one is quite impressed by what he has seen,the encouragement he has given us. I will also reciprocate by visiting South Sudan to see things and see how we can collaborate with the country and bring more investors to our state.”
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
5th November, 2018.