Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured Isiokpo people that he will continue to develop the area in honour of his commitment to the Late Chief Maxwell Tasie Amadi, the Eze Igo of Isiokpo.
Speaking during the burial service of the Late Chief Maxwell Tasie Amadi at Isiokpo on Saturday, Governor Wike also assured the bereaved family that he will always stand with them.
He said: “I will continue to keep my promises to Isiokpo people. The only thing you can do to make your father happy is to ensure that you keep the flag flying.
“Your father stood by us. Your father supported us. I will support you. I will stand by you. It doesn’t matter what it is, I will stand you and weather the storm “.
The governor noted that the Late Chief Maxwell Tasie Amadi asked him to construct a major road in Isiokpo for the good of his people.
“Late 2017, he came to me and said several persons had made promises to him and none was fulfilled. He asked me to do something for him. He asked me to construct the major road in his part of Isiokpo. I thank God that we constructed that road. I feel happy that I listened to him”, he said.
He stated that before he started his political career, the Late Chief Maxwell Tasie Amadi gave him the required encouragement.
The governor said that the Late Politician was not just a father, but a political mentor of note.
He said: “A man full of honour, a man full of life. Whether young or old, Late Chief Maxwell Tasie Amadi mixed with all persons. He was a friend to the young and the elderly”.
Governor Wike condoled with the family of Late Chief Maxwell Tasie Amadi and prayed God to grant them the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
12th January, 2019.