Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state government will provide equipment and logistics support for the Nigerian Navy to enable effectively secure the state’s waterways.
He spoke when the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas paid him a courtesy call on Friday.
Governor Wike said that assistance to the Navy from the Rivers State Government is non negotiable as his administration is committed to the security of lives and property.
He said: “This administration will give total support to the Navy. We want to secure our waterways for development to take place.
“Without security, no form of development can take place in the state. We shall also help Naval personnel with accommodation “.
The governor noted that the administration has built up a synergy amongst security agencies in the state to fight insecurity.
In his remarks, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas commended the Rivers State Governor for supporting the Navy.
He urged the governor to further support the Navy in the areas of equipment and logistics, pointing out that the Navy has enough personnel to battle criminals.
The Chief of Naval Staff noted that a well equipped Navy will help create the right environment for investors to thrive in the state.
Special Assistant (Media )to the Rivers State Governor.
Picture 1: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike receiving a souvenir from the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas during his visit to Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.
Picture 2: From left: Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Rivers State Deputy Governor , Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo during the Visit of the CNS to the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.
Pictures 3….other pictures of the CNS visit