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RSG to create jobs for repentant cultists and militants, says Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration will create  jobs for repentant  cultists and militants who accepted  the state government’s amnesty programme.



Flagging off the construction of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo road and bridge that runs from Emohua to Ikwerre Local Government Area on Saturday, Governor Wike  said  that his administration  will  protect all the repentant cultists and militants as long as they live within  the  law.

He said that the success of the amnesty  programme  has made it possible  for  the  state government  to entrench rural development  across the communities  of the state.

He said: "Without  the success of the Amnesty Programme, we wouldn't  have been here to execute  this project.  I thank the youths for accepting the state government’s  offer of Amnesty.

"The government  will protect all of you who accepted the amnesty  programme.  We are providing  jobs for you, so that you have work to do and preoccupy yourselves legally ".


Commenting on the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo road and bridge, Governor Wike  said that it would  be  completed on schedule  as his administration  will  fund it diligently.

He charged  the contractor  to employ workers from the benefitting  communities, so that the people can key into the process of development.

The governor explained that he has not travelled to Abuja over the last three months because  he needs to be at home to deliver on his promises.

"I have not been to Abuja for three months. What will I go there to do? The people there did not elect me. I need to be here where they elected me to work for my people.

"I am here to serve my people and I will serve my people  very well. That is why when they come with their security, the people  resist them. If I am not connected to the people, who will resist them?" the governor asked.

He said that  the only way those fighting against Rivers State  will have peace in their respective states is for them to remove their hands from the state.

In his address, Rivers State Commissioner of Works, Mr Bathuel Harrison stated that the 16 kilometre road would boost the economy  of  the area.

Caretaker Committee Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area, John Wokoma thanked Governor Wike  for  his commitment  to  the development of Emohua and Ikwerre  Local Government Areas.