The Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, has called on all traditional rulers in the state to key into the recently launched ‘Operation Sting’ for the promotion of security in all communities in the state.
Speaking during the Egwu Ogba, the new yam festival of Erema ancient town on Tuesday, Engr Woke advised traditional rulers to partner with the Rivers State Government to achieve peace across the state.
He said: “Let me use this opportunity to reach out to all traditional rulers in different communities of the state to key into the Operation Sting for peace in the localities. The state government will not tolerate any form of cultism or insecurity in any community. The government is determined to fight every form of insecurity “.
He said that the Rivers State Government is working hard to build investors’ confidence in the State. “We are working to build and sustain investors’ confidence in the state. With improved security, more investors will return to the state. More investors in the state will create employment opportunities for the youths”
He commended the paramount ruler of Erema Town in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area for maintaining peace in the community. He said that the successful celebration of the new yam festival signifies the promotion of culture and the celebration of peace.
He urged the paramount ruler of Erema Town, Eze Azubuike Princewill, to reach out to other traditional rulers in the area on the need to promote peace and security.
The paramount ruler however assured the Chief of Staff that the people of the area would continue to support Gov Wike beyond 2023.
He said since 2015, the Erema people have always supported the governor beause they believe in his capacity to deliver good governance.
He said the large turnout of Erema people to celebrate the visit of the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor signified their unflinching commitment to the Wike Administration.
Egwu Ogba is a high profile cultural event in the area that celebrates productivity and hard-work. All families are expected to celebrate within their means.