The Attorney General and Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, Mr Busingye Johnston has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for embarking on meaningful development projects in the state.
Also, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) commended Governor Wike for his outstanding contributions to the development of the bar in Nigeria.
The Attorney General of and Minister of Justice of Rwanda and his Nigerian counterpart spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt when they paid a joint courtesy call on Governor Wike on Saturday.
Mr Johnston, the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Rwanda said: “I am glad to report that what I have seen so far testifies that massive development is taking place in Rivers State “.
He noted that on his way from the airport, he saw several ongoing development projects taking place, pointing out that such developmental projects are what African States need at the moment.
The Rwandan Minister of Justice said that the time has come for Africans to work towards building the continent so that the further generations would live a more meaningfully.
In his remarks, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) noted that Governor Wike has exhibited a higher sense of commitment to the development of the Nigerian Bar Association.
He praised the Governor for his contribution to the Bar Headquarters in Abuja which led to the naming of one of the floors as Rivers Floor.
He said: “Your contribution to the development of the bar is remarkable . We are here to register our appreciation of what you have been doing for the bar”.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike assured the two Ministers of Justice that his commitment to the development of Nigeria and Rivers State is borne out of the desire to improve the living condition of the people.
The governor said all African Leaders must work together to lift the continent from the dark corners of underdevelopment for the sake of the future generations.
He called for the respect of the rule of law as all leaders engage in governance.
Governor Wike reiterated his commitment to the unity of the country, stressing that all his efforts are geared towards the sustenance of Nigeria and her economy.
He said: “We believe that this country must be united. It doesn’t matter the political party we belong to, this country is one”.
Governor Wike commended the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami for showing maturity by paying him a courtesy visit. He pointed out that as leader of the bar in Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation has proved that he has the spirit of accommodation.
He said that the visit of the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Rwanda has further proved the growing acceptance of Rivers State as a home of peace and an international destination of choice, despite the negative propaganda by the opposition in the state.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and his Rwandan counterpart are in Port Harcourt to attend the 56th NBA Annual General Conference.