Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, believes the contents of the State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s new year broadcast are a clear statement of his love for Rivers people.
Governor Wike’s new year message, according to Nsirim, touched on issues such as artisanal crude oil refining, which has polluted the environment with soot, notorious activities of cart pushers in scavenging manhole covers, and menacing activities of nightclubs and commercial sex workers along major residential areas, among others.
In a statement released on Wednesday, by his media aide, Amieyeofori lbim, the Information and Communications Commissioner said the directions Governor Wike provided to Local Government Chairmen to work to eliminate the menace will offer Rivers people a breath of relief.
“Also, the directive to undeveloped and abandoned property owners to develop their properties or have them forfeited to the State Government is commendable because criminal elements use those properties as safe haven to perpetrate all sorts of crimes,” he said.
The Information Commissioner added that;
“No Government will sit down and watch abandoned buildings serve as safe haven for criminals. Governor Wike has given the people a new year gift that will make them live a better life.”
Nsirim urged security agencies, as well as residents and businesses in Rivers State, to work with the state government to guarantee that the government’s good intentions are realised.
“All hands must be on deck to ensure sanity in the State. This is not the time to play to the gallery or politicise serious issues as addressed by the Governor in his new year broadcast,” he said.
The Commissioner cautioned all individuals participating in the illicit acts listed by the Governor to reconsider their actions or face the full force of the law, as there will be no sacred cows.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕?
𝑾𝒆’𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒚𝒐𝒖. 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒘!