Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has slammed another cabinet member for being lackadaisical with his responsibility.
This time it was the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, whom Governor Wike blamed for delaying the fulfilment of his promise to a physically challenged PhD graduate.
The Governor’s reaction comes days after the sacking of Prof. Princewill Chike, the Commissioner for Health, for “insubordination”.
He had, during the convocation ceremony at the Rivers State University (RSU), gifted N50million naira and automatic lecturer employment to a physically challenged PhD graduate.
But speaking at the inauguration of the Rivers State Government Safe Home, Borokiri Port Harcourt Wike said, “the Commissioner for Education has failed to give me the account number of the man so that we can fulfil our promise.
” This is what happens when you give people opportunity. They misuse it.”
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Also, at the event, Wike urged Nigerians to be more careful in choosing who they entrust with the responsibility of governing Nigeria.
This is because, according to him, the APC led Federal Government has set Nigeria 20 years backwards in just six and half years of its misrule.
“The other people (APC) are only fighting themselves about direct primaries and indirect primaries. We (PDP) are busy delivering dividends of democracy. You can see, the difference is clear.
“Your Excellency, I’m happy that you’re the one who has come because you’ve invited me severally to Akwa Ibom State to commission projects. I’m happy, and I want to say to everybody that PDP governors are doing very, very well.
“So, we must be careful of dealing with those who are not serious. A party that is not serious that has set our country 20 years back. We must be very, very careful.”
Performing the inauguration, Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel noted that Governor Wike has blended ideas, creativity with available financial resources to achieve his landmark infrastructural development while also catering to the needs of the vulnerable in the State.
“Port Harcourt is one place that if I miss coming in six months, by the time I come back, I would have seen a lot of changes.
“When you want to know a State that is forward moving, forward-looking, that has a lot to deliver, that has a forward-thinking governor, such a State, whenever you go there, you don’t lack seeing construction sites.
“There is no single time you come to Rivers that you won’t see a construction site where people are working. And then, people will be talking of unemployment. Find out on one side and see how many youths are employed. How many people they are catering for.
” So, trust me, PDP can manage the federal government and jumpstart the economy very well.”