Development is making the environment conducive for economic activities to thrive – Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has asserted that “Development” is not about money giving but making the environment conducive for economic activities to thrive.
Wike expressed the feeling Monday at the inauguration of Rumuji-Ibaa-Obelle-Isiopko Road in Rivers state performed by former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido.
The Rivers governor, said, “Those from Isiopko, Obele, Ibaa and Rumuji, will look back and reflect on how this road was. Do not forget it easily.
“Today, all of us can come back home. All of us can go to the market. We can all drive freely; those from Isiopko can pass through and go to Emohua. Those from Rumuji and all of you can pass through and go to the airport.
“This is what development is all about. Development is not about giving you money. It is all about making the environment conducive for economic activities to thrive.
“There is no way the government can share money with everybody. But it has a duty to make the environment conducive for you to work and find food to eat.”
Wike chided the government at the center saying it was never willing to execute the Bonny Deep Sea Port it conceived for Rivers state and was only deceiving the people from the outset.
Wike argued, “Let them (FG) tell us what they had done for Rivers state. I hear they want to flag off railways narrow gauge from here (Rivers) to Maiduguri. Is that what we need?
“They want to do Bonny Deep Sea Port, for how many years now? Before the drawings will come out, has the government not gone? In their hearts, they know they’ll not do it. They only have this year, next year is a political year.
“We cannot be deceived any longer,” he pointed out
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