Gov Wike wants to partner with US to develop agric sector

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– But hypes fears of election troubles in next elections \

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Government of the United States of America to partner with the State Government to develop the agricultural sector but the fears of election troubles raised by the US were rather heightened. The US officials had hinged their consideration of request to come vack to PH on peaceful elections next year. 

Speaking during a meeting with the United States Consul General in Nigeria, Mr. F. John Bray at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Gov Wike said investments in the agricultural sector would enhance employment opportunities. 

He said that the Rivers State Government has developed a flexible land allocation scheme to agricultural investors.  

The governor added that the Rivers State Government has also improved on security across all the state, noting that all foreign direct investments will be protected. 

Governor Wike also called for partnership with the United States Government in the area of Information and Communication technology.  

He furrher said that the Rivers State Government will be interested in partnership in the area of waste management.  

The Consul General of the United States Embassy in Nigeria was accompanied by embassy officials and Founder/President of Belemaoil Producing Limited, Mr. Jack-Rich Tein Jnr. 

Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor recently said Federal Government and Security Agencies plot to rig elections in Rivers State, Governor Wike. 

He said available credible intelligence indicate that strategies have been mapped out by these illegal agents. 

The governor urged the international community to take a deep look at the overwhelming evidence that the Federal Government, INEC and Police plan to rig the 2019 elections in Rivers State.   

He said INEC has refused to respond to the fraudulent release of two separate original Rivers East Senatorial District result sheets which led to use of Police for the theft of the people’s mandate.  

He noted that there is a plot to unleash violence on the state using SARS and other security agencies, so that the elections are not held alongside other states. He said this will pave way for their rigging plan. But he maintained that the people of Rivers State will not allow anyone to steal their mandate under any circumstances.