Speaking during a courtesy call on Governor Wike at the Government House , Port Harcourt on Monday , the Senate Minority Leader commended the governor for transforming the state in the last 17 months .
Akpabio noted that through careful planning and the right application of resources, Governor Wike has ensured even development across the state despite the economic downturn .
The Former Akwa Ibom State Governor also commended the Rivers State Governor for his amnesty programme that has improved peace in the state .
He noted that the restoration of peace in the state has led to the entrenchment of the development process in the state.
The Senate Minority Leader urged the Rivers State Governor to maintain the tempo of development in the state, pointing out that Nigerians are happy with his giant development strides.
He said: “I am here to commend Governor Wike for his giant development strides across the State. Governor Wike is a shinning light of infrastructural development.
“I urge him to continue to develop Rivers State . This is a governor that has defied the economic downturn to improve the living condition of his people. We are proud of him”.
Responding , Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated that he remains committed to the rapid development of Rivers State and the empowerment of the people .