Under this empowerment programme, the Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry will empower traders and young entrepreneurs as follows:
▪Group 1: Spare Parts Dealers, Patent Medicine Sellers, Hair Stylists, Supermarket Proprietors, Fashion Designers – Will access #500,000 – #2,000,000.
▪Group 2: Restaurant Owners, Beer Parlour Owners etc – Will access #500,000 – #1,000,000.
▪Group 3: Artisans – Will access #300,000
▪Group 4:Food Vendors, Petty Traders – Will access #50,000 – #200,000 – #1,000,000 etc.
Outside the above, Governor Wike is accomplishing the job creation aspects of the New Vision Development Blueprint. Aside hundreds of thousands of jobs created by the private sector through policies of the Rivers State Government, Governor Wike has approved the employment of 14000 teachers and 7000 civil servants. The State Government is also recruiting operatives for the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
It is disheartening that Tam-George does not understand the politics of relocation, which has been one of the key advocacy of Governor Wike. All major international oil companies extract oil in the Niger Delta, but seek excuses to relocate to Lagos for administrative purposes.
For this reason, patriotic leaders of the South-South made presentations to the failed APC Federal Government to ensure the relocation of all oil majors to the region.
During his rounds to the South-South, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo directed all oil majors to relocate to the region. https://www.vanguardngr.com/
Governor Wike facilitated a meeting of South-South and South-East Governors at the Government House Port Harcourt where the governors issued a communique urging the Failed APC Federal Government to implement the directive of the Presidency. http://sweetcrudereports.com/
However on August, 2018; The Guardian Newspaper reported that Presidency sources said that no headquarters relocation order was made to oil companies. This volte-face by the failed APC Federal Government was a shocker to industry watchers who believe that the Federal Government is instigating the oil companies to sabotage the Niger Delta for political reasons.
Even from the report that Tam-George analysed, the Rivers State Government is working round the clock to ensure a reversal of the decision by SNEPCO.
The report stated: “Sources at the meeting said both the DSS and the Rivers State Government are concerned about the long term security implication for the state should the relocation to Lagos be executed.”
On the issue of security, Rivers State remains one of the safest locations in the country. This has to be reiterated for Tam-George to understand that propaganda can’t change the reality . The APC Federal Government has destroyed the security architecture of the country and it is unwise for APC apologists to attempt to place the burden of responsibility elsewhere.
Tam-George’s struggle for attention is becoming too treacherous. He is refusing to see the bigger picture in the fight to eke out a living from an anti-people party .
These men who have been initiated into APC’S occult of retrogression, do nothing but defend the economic sabotage of their own people. Tam-George’s love for the treachery of his people to earn a place on APC’S table of infamy is a sad development.
But Tam-George must realise that we are battle ready. We have the presence of mind to put out the truth each time APC pays the erstwhile information commissioner to lie against a God-Ordained administration. We are heading to 2023, strictly on the platform of Governor Wike’s outstanding performance.