The remark by the Sultan of Sokoto during his last visit to Port Harcourt for a conference on the neatness and smoothness of Port Harcourt has gladdened the hearts of many leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the oil state. While the Sultan thinks it is oil money at work, the PDP lords think it is Wike and Obuah at work.
Below is how Jerry Needam, media aide to the PDP boss stated it
The Sole Administrator of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), Bro. Felix Obuah has expressed delight over the recent declaration by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’Ad Abubakar that Port Harcourt is an exceptionally clean city in Nigeria.
Bro. Obuah in an interview with journalists on the sidelines after his meeting with Service Providers working with the Agency in Port Harcourt on Wednesday described the statement which the Sultan made during the recent meeting of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt as heart-warming and a testimony of the good efforts of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to return Port Harcourt to its former Garden City status.
He added that returning the city to the present enviable look is one of the greatest achievements of Governor Wike who wants to stop at nothing to ensure that all the unkindness of the past administration to the Garden City as regards cleanliness becomes a thing of the past.
The RIWAMA boss stated that right from the moment Governor Wike took over the realms of governance of the State, a clear mandate was given to the Agency to return Port Harcourt to its Garden City status, adding that the Governor has also ensured that all necessary moral and financial support was given to the Agency to ensure the realization of that mandate.
“In view of this, you can see that the Sultan of Sokoto did not mince words when he declared that of all the cities he has visited in the country, Port Harcourt stands out as the cleanest of them all”, Bro. Obuah declared.
According to him, those who knew Port Harcourt especially during the regime of former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi would attest to the facts eluded by Sultan Abubakar, adding that this milestone became achievable due to the enormous resources expended by Governor Wike in keeping Port Harcourt, the State capital and its environs clean.
“One of our biggest achievements as an Agency is the huge support His Excellency, Chief (Barr) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has given to us so that we will succeed in our quest to clean Port Harcourt and its environs”, Bro. Obuah affirmed.
The RIWAMA Sole Administrator noted with satisfaction that these support and encouragement by Governor Wike has given them the leverage to carry out its mandate, adding that all Service Providers have been paid up to date except for the month of February which has not ended.