We are not afraid to fight –Wike to opposition


* Orders employments in state university, demands for list of cultists in the university

By Codratus Godson

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who offered a hand of peace to the opposition few days back has said he is not afraid to fight. He said in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, that he only wanted aggrieved persons to join his administration to move the state ahead.

Speaking during a congratulatory visit by the governing council of the Rivers State University (RSU, formerly University of Science and Technology, UST), at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike said that the state needs peace and security for rapid growth.

He said: “We want everybody to take advantage of the olive branch,  if they love the state. We are not afraid of fight, but we want everyone to join us to work for the development of the state. The state is uppermost on our mind.  I will do everything possible to promote the peace of the state “.

He said that anyone who loves the state should be interested in the development and progress of the state.

“We thank God that all the political tension is behind us. You cannot govern a state when it is not peaceful. We continue to reiterate the need for peace. We want total peace and reconciliation”.

Governor Wike urged the Rivers State University to take measures to check cultism in the Institution. He advised  the university to submit names of cultists to the state government for necessary action.

On employment of academic and non-academic staff at the University, Governor Wike approved immediate commencement of employment process.

He stated that the Rivers State Government will implement the de-centralization of the Rivers State University, with the construction of the Ahoada Campus to be started soon.

Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu, said the re-election of Gov Wike is well deserved as it flows from the people of the state.

He decried the violence that greeted the election circle and called on the political class to cooperate with Gov Wike to promote  peace in the state.