– The Rivers state Gov. Nyesom Wike has disclosed that he would focus on Agriculture in his second term
– He made this known during his inauguration speech today
Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike was sworn in Today to commence his second term in power officially.
The Governor in his inaugural speech made a lot of promises to the people of Rivers state.
He disclosed that the state will focus on Agriculture which is untapped in Rivers state as the state majorly known for crude oil.
Wike also promised to provide more amenities in the state.
Below is his full inaugural speech,
My administration will continue with the provision of quality road network, bridges and prioritize the development of more social amenities, schools, health facilities, water and sanitation, electricity, land reclamation and preservation of natural resources.
For too long, we have relied mostly on a single vanishing revenue source to fund our development. The reality is that we cannot continue in this economic folly lest we remain forever vulnerable to the ripples, uncertainties and miseries of the mono-product based national economy.
Apart from oil and gas, Rivers State also has a vast agricultural potential, which has remained largely untapped for decades.
“For us therefore, it is about time we embraced the green revolution as a strategic measure for achieving economic diversification, job creation and food security for the State and our people, and we are just ready to do that.
Our role in this regard will span from granting interest free loans to providing training, land preparation and logistical support to our willing youths to invest in commercial agriculture and allied businesses.
My administration will construct fly over bridges at Rumuokoro, Garrison and Artillery in Port Harcourt. “We’ve got good news for all our youths this time around as we will dedicate much of the next four years to Youth Development