The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has expressed the need for Nigerians to consider giving Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike the opportunity to serve them at the national level.
Mohammed maintained that if Rivers State is lucky to have Wike, Nigerians will be more fortunate to have a man with the vision of knowing how to harness resources to improve his people’s quality of life.
Governor Mohammed was speaking at the flag-off of construction work at the site of the Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday.
Governor Mohammed said that he had disclosed his intention to run for the presidency, but he knows in accomplishing that goal, some people have a better capacity to do much better.
“And there are people that you will do it with them so that at the end of the day if you are doing it, you’re doing it with harmony, you’re doing it with synergy, you’re doing it with stakeholding in a manner that you will rescue Nigeria from the present situation of maladministration.
“On behalf of everybody here, I want to say thank you to you because I wish you’ll be given the opportunity to bring this type of vision to the national level where you will be able to come and contribute your quota.
“Again, you can see the fidelity, the sincerity of purpose. I am not in my second term, but I cannot remember any second-term governor doing this kind of infrastructure, delivering to his people.
“He is not here for himself. I am not praising him. There is nothing that he will give me that I don’t have. But I really envy him for what he has done for his people.
“When some second term governors are busy preparing to go home, this man is even breaking new frontiers, doing new projects, and giving timelines and finances that will be able to be delivered during his tenure.
“Some of his templates that have really been implemented; some of them, you can touch them in terms of improving the quality of life of our people.
“We are copying from him because we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. He has done so much. He tells the truth and does the right thing. You can see the conceptualization. The way and manner the projects were conceptualized and financed.”
In his speech, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said his administration owes it as a duty to Rivers people to deliver social services and quality projects that will improve their living conditions.
He explained that the Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu Flyover is the 10th flyover and a part of his administration’s promise to the people. Governor Wike assured it will be delivered in the next ten months because 80 percent of the contract sum has already been paid to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC.
“What is important in governance is when public officers or elected public officers make promises to their people, to the electorate, there must not be any excuse not to fulfil such promises,” he said.