Wike hails police ranking of Rivers as safest state in Nigeria for now

Representative of Rivers state governor and Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Emeka Woke (left) and the founder, Royal House of Grace International Church, Apostle Zilly Aggrey (right), during the latter's 60th birthday thanksgiving in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Gov Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said the recent Nigerian Police Force recognition of Rivers state as one of the safest states in the country is a testimony of his administration’s huge investment in security of life and property. 

The governor noted that in spite of the smear campaign by political opponents, he has in the last six years improved the security situation, critical infrastructure and economic fortune of  Rivers state. 

Governor Wike made this assertion during the 60th birthday celebration of the founder of the Royal House of Grace church, Apostle Zilly Aggrey in Port Harcourt on Sunday. 

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Emeka Woke, the governor said irrespective of the opposition’s intentional efforts to undermine his reputation and credibility in 2015, he has consciously focused on delivery of quality governance in Rivers State. 

Governor Wike lauded Apostle Aggrey and the Christian community in Rivers state for supporting his political aspiration and ignoring the smear political campaign by the opposition that he was a member of a secret society. 

“As government, we built a worship place for the Christian community for the first time in the history of Rivers State, the wonderful edifice call the Christian Ecumenical Centre, where Christians gather and call the name of God. 

“We have also improved the security situation in this state. And I tell you that the crime index for this state has dropped drastically and last year, the Nigerian Police Force recognised Rivers state as one of the safest states. And so what is the implication of that? It means that the economic activities of the state had improved and then the economic indexes of the state has also improved.”